This is a fun icebreaker to use at the beginning of any course with a group of people who are not familiar with each other. The trainer as well as the participants can use this exercise to introduce themselves to the group.
- A fun way for a group of strangers to get to know more about each other.
What You Need
- A sheet of A3 or flipchart paper for each participant.
- A number of coloured marker pens for each participant.
- Blue tack or pins for attaching the sheets to a wall or a flipchart.
- Hand out a sheet of paper and a number of coloured pens to each delegate.
- Explain that delegates have 7 minutes to prepare a presentation. In the presentation they should use a drawing to introduce themselves to the group.
- Delegate should write their name (or what they like to be called) on top of the sheet.
- What they draw on the sheet should answer the following questions:
- What is your job?
- What is your main hobby?
- Are you married, living with a partner or single?
- How many siblings do you have?
- After 10 minutes, ask the delegates to stop and collect all the sheets.
- Ask a volunteer to come up, find their sheet, which is out of view of everyone, and stick their sheet on a wall or flipchart for everyone to see.
- The group has 30 seconds to a minute to look at it (usually with lots of laugh) before the delegate can explain the drawing.
- Repeat this until all delegates have presented their drawings.
Explaining the Test: 5 minutes.
Activity: 7 minutes drawing + 10 minutes presentations = 17 minutes
Group Feedback: 10 minutes.
By aru @ Thursday, January 14, 2010 12:29 PM
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