YOU ARE HERE: - Free Training Materials

Free Training Resources, Games, Roleplays, Activities & Downloads

Current Articles

Get Updates to Exercise Database by Email  

Icebreaker: A Friendly Bunch

Icebreaker: A Friendly Bunch
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Motivation

Article Rating:::: 41 Ratings :::: Monday, July 5, 2010


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.


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

What You Need

  • A music player
  • Upbeat music


  • 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.


Explaining the Exercise: 5 minutes

Activity: 1 minute

Group Feedback: 5 minutes


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?

Post Rating

Did You Find This Useful?

If you did, then please help others benefit from this too:

 Subscribe to Skills Converged   1. Receive updates to exercise database by Email.  
 Like Facebook   2. Like this training resource on Facebook.
 Circle Skills Converged   3. Share on Google Plus.
 Tweet Trainig Resources   4. Tweet this training resource
 Share Linkedin   5. Share this training resource on Linkedin


Amresh Kumar   By Amresh Kumar @ Friday, July 9, 2010 12:30 PM
It is indeed a very powerful exercise. I've found it to be creating a tremendous amount of Positive Energy Field for a group. Total strangers gel together and start acting as a Team in no time !!

saggitarius66   By saggitarius66 @ Saturday, August 21, 2010 11:32 AM
Tremendous! I love it...God speed.

dushyant   By dushyant @ Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:53 AM
thanks for your good knowledge sharing, it is very helpful to us for daily work.
kindly provide the presentation on "Attitude of the Employee" (if possible)

sally jones   By sally jones @ Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:04 PM
Really? seems like a good way to make people extremely uncomfortable and threatening sexual harassment suits to me.

Post Comment

Name (required)

Email (required)


Enter the code shown above:

Rate = 3.41 out of 5 :::: 41 Ratings.


Full Index of Training Exercises 

Browse the collection of 500+ exercises divided into 7 main groups. 

Download Free Exclusive Training Resources and Join Our Mailing List:

Train the Trainer Book

Train the Trainer - Book Front Cover

Available on Kindle and as Paperback

Train the Trainer Self Study Course

Body Language Guide

Free Giveaway Training Resources

Download a free comprehensive training package including training guidelines, soft skills training activities, assessment forms and useful training resources that you can use to enhance your courses.

Download Free Training Marterials