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Icebreaker: Common Interest

Icebreaker: Common Interest
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Personal Impact

Article Rating:::: 15 Ratings :::: Saturday, August 30, 2008


You can use this exercise as a fun team-building activity or as a warm-up session for your  delegates. It encourages the delegates to open up and get to know a bit more about each other.


Delegates have a chance to discover similarities and shared interests with their team mates.


  • Split the group into teams of three or four people. Each team has 5 minutes to find out more about each other. The information includes full names, education and one common interest or goal that they all share.
  • At the end of 5 minutes, one person from each team should introduce his or her team mates to the group and explain the benefit of their shared interest in 2 minutes.


Explaining the Test: 5 minutes.

Activity: 15-30 minutes depending on the number of teams

Group Feedback: N/A

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