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".

Part-Time Staff and Volunteer Training and Leadership training

Handouts from the presentation on staff and volunteer training at the Parks and Recreation Ontario 1997 Education Forum,

Penny Stretch - Ice Breakers & Group Team-building Tasks

This simple activity will help develop team work skills.

Penny Stretch: Icebreaker

The purpose of this icebreaker is to get participants to work as a team.

Placing pressure on paper with a hand: Group Team-building Task

This activity is intended to demonstrate how you can achieve more by staying focused.

Plastic Bottled Water: Group Team-building Task

This simple activity is intended to keeping participants refreshed and building on past great ideas. Concern for the environment is also an...

Problem-solving: Group Team-building Task

This activity is intended to demonstrate that there are different strategies to solving problems.

Puzzles: Group Team-building Task

This activity is intended to demonstrate how and why some activities are more difficult than others.

Q-Tip: Quit Taking It Personally

This lead-in activity will help teams to deal with negative comments and the stress of unfavourable comments in a team environment.

Question Ball: Icebreaker

This activity will help individuals in a group get to know one another.

Quick Fire Improvisation - Icebreaker

This icebreaker, which is best for groups of ten or more, encourages creativity.

Rain: Icebreaker

Here's an activity that will give participants the feeling of working together.

Screamer - Icebreaker

This icebreaker uses eye contact to match up participants.

Secret Lives - Icebreaker

This icebreaker helps groups and individuals to form relationships quickly.

Sensuous Sam - Icebreaker

This icebreaker is a novel way for people to introduce themselves.

Shoe Factory: Icebreaker

Gives the participants an opportunity to become creative and gain the feeling of working together as a team.

Significant Others: Icebreaker

This activity will help to create a comfortable environment for exchanging information about group members.

Songs with the Word: Team-building Activity

This simple activity is intended to give the participants an opportunity to work together.

Stone Metaphor: Icebreaker

Here's an activity that will introduce the idea of individual differences and equality of opportunities.

String Activity - Icebreaker

This simple activity demonstrates the importance of everyone participating in group activities.

Talk Show - Icebreaker

This activity pairs individuals who use an interview format to get to know each other.

Thinking Out of the Crate - Workshop

In this workshop at the Parks and Recreation Ontario 2004 Annual Education Forum, participants learned how to use a crate full of...

This is My Nose: Icebreaker

This activity, for all age groups is intended to give the participants an opportunity to observe and think what they are saying.

Throwing a Pair of Dice or Pick a Playing Card: Group Team-building Activity

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

Tossing of objects to engage the participants: Group Team-building Activity

This activity is intended to get participants to realize the importance of evaluation.

Value: Team-building activity

This activity demonstrates the value of working in teams.

Walk and Talk: Icebreaker

Here's an activity that will encourage participants to get to know each other and to explore issues related to the meeting or workshop.

What is it?: Icebreaker

This activity will help draw out a person's creativity.

What Kind of Animal Are You? Icebrekaer

This simple activity brings out different views of how people see themselves.

When the Big Wind Blows: Icebreaker

An icebreaker activity that will help participants and groups to mix.

Words in Music: Icebreaker

Here's an activity to help meet new people in a large group.

Words: Icebreaker

This activity demonstrates the importance of communication when working in teams.

Zoom - Icebreaker

This icebreaker requires patience, communication and trying to understand situations from another's point of view

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