Smrithy Started The Discussion:
Hi all, please suggest some Ice Breaking games,Its very urgent.
16th May 2008 From India, Hyderabad

Hi Please find attached the Icebreakers book
16th May 2008 From India, Gurgaon
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Standard icebreakers are too generic. I'll tell you of some, but -
well, what is your specific situation/ programme/ purpose ?

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Give particiapants a minute -- if there are too many of them ; can't use this on a group of 6 people-- TO GET EVERYBODY'S (each others) AUTOGRAPHS.
Start the timer dramatically.
debrief saying that they had to GET autographs, but they all GAVE autographs.
BRIDGE variously to various content areas.

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If participants are unknown to each other--
Do a
vizualization exercise followed by an
introduction game as follows :--

They close eyes. You describe an animation movie kind of thing,
with
SYMBOLS, one after another, of what you MIGHT want to know about a person when getting acquainted. EG---

A HUGE racquet - as high as a highrise building, -- symbolizes hobbies.
An aeroplane flies in, CUTS THRU the strings of the racquet--
symbolizing TRAVEL & INTERESTING EXPERIENCES
Prepare this exercise in detail urself. No short cuts please.
THEN --

Pair / group them up. Let them within 2/3 minutes, gather info about each other.
THEN--
make brief presentations INTRIODUCING OTHER PERSON, NOT SELVES.
Be careful here-- someone might misrepresent info due to poor listening,
thus annoying the other participant.
SO, GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO RESPOND n SUMMARISE ON THEMSELVES.
OR
at the end-- each person mentions 1 unique thing about self.


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SHOE ICEBREAKER-- available free on the net.
This one can be debriefed into various meanings.


Testmail me at if you wish to
discuss things / work together.
I have just hastily put together a page on myself --
for this forum

Its attatched hereto.

Regards
17th May 2008 From India, New Delhi
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Standard icebreakers are TOO generic.
Here are some,
but -
well, what is your specific situation/ programme/ purpose ?

*
Give particiapants a minute -- if there are too many of them ; can't use this on a group of 6 people-- TO GET EVERYBODY'S (each others) AUTOGRAPHS.
Start the timer dramatically.
debrief saying that they had to GET autographs, but they all GAVE autographs.
BRIDGE variously to various content areas.

*
If participants are unknown to each other--
Do a
vizualization exercise followed by an
introduction game as follows :--

They close eyes. You describe an animation movie kind of thing,
with
SYMBOLS, one after another, of what you MIGHT want to know about a person when getting acquainted. EG---

A HUGE racquet - as high as a highrise building, -- symbolizes hobbies.
An aeroplane flies in, CUTS THRU the strings of the racquet--
symbolizing TRAVEL & INTERESTING EXPERIENCES
Prepare this exercise in detail urself. No short cuts please.
THEN --

Pair / group them up. Let them within 2/3 minutes, gather info about each other.
THEN--
make brief presentations INTRIODUCING OTHER PERSON, NOT SELVES.
Be careful here-- someone might misrepresent info due to poor listening,
thus annoying the other participant.
SO, GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO RESPOND n SUMMARISE ON THEMSELVES.
OR
at the end-- each person mentions 1 unique thing about self.

*
SHOE ICEBREAKER-- available free on the net.
This one can be debriefed into various meanings.

Testmail me at if you wish to
discuss things / work together.
I have just hastily put together a page on myself --
for this forum

Its attatched hereto.

Regards

17th May 2008 From India, New Delhi
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Hi Swathi, Thank you so much for this useful information. This would definetely be of immense use for me and all those in HR Field. Thanks n regards Lakshmi.R
19th May 2008 From India, Madurai
Please find attached some Games
19th May 2008 From India, Gurgaon
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Shared By Cite.Community Member "lokesh_sirohi"
File Type: doc Icebreakers for All Occasions.doc (48.0 KB, 463 views)
Hi Manisha,

This is very nice that you have such a good collection with u.But it will be more nice if you will paste games here.This is the very purpose of this forum otherwise individual mails are always there.

Pls dont mind.
Cheers!!!!:!:
19th May 2008 From India
Hello Smrithy

If you still need some more ice breakers here are some that require groups to move around and shake thier boredom and gain attention for a topice that needs active attention.

WEST WIND
This is a really simple game, but a good way to get to know people. Everyone sits a big circle and one person stands in the middle and introduces something about his or her self (name, state, and favorite movie...something along those lines). Then, the middle person says, "The West Wind blows on all people who ___________________" (let's pretend that the __________ is all people who like ice-cream") Then, everyone who likes ice-cream must get up, run across the circle, and find a new seat. This means that there will be a new person in the middle (the person who gets a new seat last of all).

SHOE ID GAME
This is a stinky game, but a fun relay. The group is broken into smaller groups. Everyone in the smaller group takes off one shoe and puts in a pile in the front of the room. Then, everyone in the small group lines up. The person in front must get the missing shoe of the person behind them from the massive pile of everyone's shoes. Once the shoe is found, the person runs back, give it to their partner and the partner MUST put the shoe on before he looks for the shoe of the person behind him. Whichever group gets all their shoes on first WINS!

HUMAN MACHINE (similar to Dumb Charades)
In this game, again everyone must be broken up into small groups. Every group is given a machine which they must "make" with their bodies. The groups get about 10 minutes to make the machine and then they must present it to the entire big group. The other groups try to guess what machine (or other object) is being formed. Some good ideas are ping-pong machine, car, rickshaw, violin, etc. The other rule of this game is that EVERYONE in the group must be involved.

Apart from these there are simpler once that I used in my orientation sessions for introduction sessions....
- Share your most sharable embarassing moment.
- Share a goof up you got away with.
- prove your talent (here deepending on how intellectual your audience is, you could have a laugh riot! I have it each time I begin right with an example; I tell them my talent lies in being able to draw a sraight line crooked each time without a single miss!).
- Scavenger hunts ( make a list of 10 things easily available at the venue, spilt class in groups, set a time limit and go. P.s. - make sure there is at least one item on that list that is not available for all, for instance, in every closed room, there would be only one fire extinguisher/ duster/ projector remote et cetera...)

Hope this helps.

Warm regards
19th May 2008 From India, Pune
Pls find the attached file of ball passing game.It works as an great ice breaker. Regards Smrithy
19th May 2008 From India, Hyderabad
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File Type: ppt BALL PASSING INSTRUCTIONS.ppt (6.02 MB, 469 views)



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