Ideas for Ice Breakers for Training
The following activities are some examples of icebreakers for training that you can use in your sessions.
Have participants draw a face on a piece of paper that indicates how they feel at the moment. Have participants show the faces they drew to the rest of the group.
Facts or Lies
Ask each participant to state three things about themselves. Two should be true and one should be false. Have the group guess which one is incorrect. This can be done in writing, asking participants to post their statements on the wall. Other participants move around the room initialing the one they believe to be false.
Give all participants a fortune cookie. Have them introduce themselves to the group and read their fortune out loud. Ask them how it would apply to their life. You may be able to get custom fortune cookies made with fortunes related to your training topic.
What have you used as an icebreaker that worked well? Share your experiences with us.
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