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Icebreaker: A Friendly Bunch

Ice Breaker: A Friendly Bunch


Purpose

This is a fun and effective exercise especially for a group of delegates who don’t know each other or don’t normally work together. It provides a fun environment for training and puts some smiles on participant’s faces.

This activity is most effective with a group of delegates who don’t know each other or those who don’t normally work together.

Objective

Encourage delegates to interact with other participants in a short amount of time.

What You Need

  • A music player
  • Upbeat music

Setup

  • Ask delegates to sit on a series of chairs placed in a circle.
  • Explain to delegates that as soon as they hear the word “Go” from you, they have 30 seconds to ask as many people’s names and hug them.
  • At the end of 30 seconds, delegates should return to a different chair to sit.
  • Turn the music up before starting the activity.

Timing

Explaining the Exercise: 5 minutes

Activity: 1 minute

Group Feedback: 5 minutes

Discussion

What did you think of this simple exercise? Despite its simplicity was it powerful? Do you think you feel more comfortable with each other now, more than you did before?