Icebreaker: A Friendly Bunch

Icebreaker: A Friendly Bunch


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?




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 !!


By saggitarius66 @ Saturday, August 21, 2010 11:32 AM

Tremendous! I love it...God speed.


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.

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