Icebreaker Games

Alf Grigg's Icebreakers and Team Activities

Alf Grigg recently retired as the Training Coordinator for the South Region for the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation. He is a part-time professor at Seneca College and teaches in the Recreation and Leisure Services Program. Published author of five training booklets, three of which are recognized world-wide. Certified International Professional Facilitator that represented Canada at the world's largest community meeting in New York July 20, 2002 to help facilitate 5,000 New Yorkers opinions on the six new concepts to replace the Twin Towers. Most recently, one of his training ideas has been cited by Professor Jim Cain at Cornell University's new book "Raccoon Circles".

Q-tip - Team Building Task

A team-building task that offers provide a quick reminder that "they" aren't out to get us.

50 Great Ice / \ Breakers: Recipe Card Model

Describes a model for planning presentations using a three circle approach to help develop the staff team before working on a task....

A Discussion About a Crayon: Group Team-building Activity

An activity that can be used as a lead-in to teamwork.

Barn Yard: Icebreaker

An icebreaker activity which is meant to develop communication skills without speaking the English language and can work as a method to...

Beach Ball Quiz - Ice Breakers & Group Team-building Tasks

This simple but fun activity helps members of a group get to know each other.

Being someone else: Icebreaker

In this activity, participants have an opportunity to do an effective character analysis of another participant and work on their listening...

Bingo Name Game - Icebreaker

An icebreaker activity intended to help you learn participants’ names while having fun.

Birthday Partner - Icebreaker

This icebreaker is an excellent way to encourage participants to mingle.

Black Dot: Group Team-building Task

This is an exercise to get participants to think creatively.

Bottled Water or Water Bottle Cocktail Party - Ice Breakers & Group Team-building Tasks

This simple icebreaker activity will reinforce the importance of staying motivated and refreshed.

Building Structures with Blocks: Group Team-building Activity

This activity is intended to help a participant decide when and how to contribute to a group activity.

Building walls with bricks: Group Team-building Task

This activity is intended to help participants to solve their own problems .

Chat Show - Icebreakers

This icebreaker avoids people having to introduce themselves.

Clap-Once, Clap-Twice: Group Team-building Task

This activity is designed to assist in getting the group's attention.

Constructive Feedback - Icebreaker

This icebreaker emphasizes communication skills and teamwork.

Continuity Ball: Icebreaker

The purpose of this icebreaker / team building activity is to get participants feeling comfortable working together.

Counting Game: Icebreaker

This is a simple "getting to know each other game" done in pairs.

Decision Making: Group Team-building Activity

This activity demonstrates the use of the element of chance to make decisions.

Delegation: Lead-In

This activity demonstrates the value of sharing a task with team or group members.

Deserted Island: Icebreaker

This activity is intended to introduce each person to a group and learn some information about them.

Dream Vacation - Icebreaker

This icebreaker is a fun way to have people introduce themselves to a group.

Everyone has a role and responsibility in a group - Group Team-building Task

This activity describes a creative way to let participants decide on how long they take for a break.

Facilitation 101

This handout from the 2006 Parks and Recreation Ontario Annual Education Forum, provides an overview of facilitation skills, and benefits,...

Favourite Animal - Icebreaker

This icebreaker will help participants to mingle and become acquainted.

Favourite T-Shirt - Icebreaker

This icebreaker is a great way to get a meeting started.

Fear in a Hat: Icebreaker

This icebreaker fosters inter-personal empathy.

Fit-on-the-Ship: Team-building Activity

A simple, fun activity to develop team work.

Growing a Tree of Knowledge: Group Team-building Activity

The purpose of this activity is getting participants to realize the importance of evaluation.

Hi! What’s Your Name?: Icebreaker

The purpose of this icebreaker, for adults or youth, is to introduce all the participants in the group and remember their names.

How to Say "Very Good": Group Team-building Task

The purpose of these simple activity is to encourage participants to do their best by providing positive feedback.

I Am.....Icebreaker

This simple activity will help people get to know each other.

Ice Breaker - Chain Story

This icebreaker encourages active listening and creativity.

Ice Breaker - Change!

This activity, for any number of participants, addresses issues related to change.

Ice Breakers - Rainbow Connections

This activity, for small or large groups, demonstrates how much we have in common.

Ice Breakers - Where Are We Going?

The purpose of this group activity is to creatively demonstrate the power of collective vision.

If I Were A ... - Icebreaker

This icebreaker, which is best for small groups, encourages creativity.

Individual reflection about a penny - Ice Breakers & Group Team-building Tasks

This activity will help you deal with "I have taken this before".

Last Detail: Icebreaker

The goal of this icebreaker is to observe body language of other participants in the group.

Laughing Matter: Icebreaker

This icebreaker offers an activity to help participants communicate with one another without the use of words.

Line-Up: Group Team-building Task

This activity addresses the problem of more than one person in a group talking at the same time.

Long Lost Relative - Icebreaker

This icebreaker is noisy and fun, and will help participants feel comfortable in the group.

Looking at Five Geometric Shapes: Group Team-building Activity

This simple activity is intended to get participants to understand working in a group.

M & M Icebreaker

This fun and tasty activity helps individuals to get to know each other.

Masquerade: Icebreaker

This icebreaker is intended to develop communication skills, to assimilate important information and priorize questions.

Movie Star: Icebreaker

This activity, suitable for youth and adults, in intended to encourage participants to to observe the body language of others in the group.

Mutual Story Telling: Icebreaker

This icebreaker will help draw out each participant’s personality.

My Favorite Sport: Icebreaker

Here's an icebreaker that will get people physically active.

My Name Means - Icebreaker

This icebreaker is good for small groups which need to know a little more about each other.

Name Game: Icebreaker

Here's an activity to introduce participants and re-enforce the use of their names.

Nonverbal Icebreaker

This icebreaker involves getting to know someone without using words.

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