An icebreaker is a fun, interactive game that acts as an informal introduction and creates a personal connection among the team.
This PDF has 5 suggested icebreaker games. Have a look below to see if any of them suit your program needs, or create your own icebreaker game that will work well in your hub.
Love Icebreakers – particularly like ‘Aliens have landed’ and ‘take a picture’
We held our first Hub Catch-Up on Zoom and used a combination of ‘Favourite Things’ and ’10 Common Things’ with our own little twist. Our intention was to create an informal and relaxed atmosphere, giving our participants the space to share openly and honestly with each other. Instead of a favourite thing, everyone shared one good and one challenging aspect of life in lock down. We then followed up with identifying the commonalities between what everyone had shared. This allowed everyone to see that others in the group shared similar experiences and feelings; they were not alone in their thoughts and emotions. We held this right at the start, which I think really helped our participants feel connected to one another and open to each other throughout the rest of our time together. This was our first virtual hub catch up and everyone really enjoyed it. It was suggested that we do it again in a fortnight and I’m very much looking forward to it.
This is great and gave me some ideas on easy ways to break the ice, connect remotely as a group and guide conversations. I will be using some of these ideas in our Hub Catch Up on Zoom today.
Great way to start as its been a while since we have come together,
This has given me an idea for an icebreaker to use in the principals’ meeting. Thanks!