Energisers and Icebreakers

Some nice Energisers and Icebreakers for your events

18 & under

This is an engaging way to get to know your teammates better and share funny or interesting stories with each other. Simply take turns and share one accomplishment each that you had before you turned 18. You might learn that โ€œI bought a Playstation when I was 10โ€ or โ€œI won the school football championshipโ€. Maybe you will discover some hidden skills in your colleagues that you never expected.

The Magic Wand

If you had a magic wand, what would you change in the world? Tell your team and then have them tell you.

A One Word Icebreaker

The one word icebreaker can be used without a lot of preparation, and moves quickly. Break the team into small groups and ask them to brainstorm ideas in the form of one word that describes โ€œxโ€. An online tool for mind mapping would work well. Or, they can use an online whiteboard solution or even a shared Google document.

For teams without a lot of time, this icebreaker does double duty. It acts as a fun and interactive icebreaker but it also kicks off the brainstorming session. Choose a word aligned with the meeting goals, such as the product itself, or the solution it is trying to provide. Ask the team to reconvene and share their answers. The variety of one word answers will be enlightening.

Basic pairing exercises

Learning name and some interesting info (hobby, etc.) about other person (but probably more exciting things you can do!). We also organised into groups of 6 or 7 volunteers (could use Zoom breakout rooms) to talk about things we were looking forward to and challenges we expected over the next few months.

The Item

Everyone finds an item that is unusual, interesting or important to them to show, and talks about it for 20-30 seconds. It is a nice way to get to know each other a little better and quick and easy, as well as being something that we wouldnโ€™t necessarily be able to do otherwise!

First person you looked up to

This is a good way to get people to think about who influenced them most and what values are important to them. It can be a personal acquaintance, family member or famous person. A lot of positive emotion comes out as people talk about the wonderful people in their life or inspiring famous figures. This can be a particularly useful exercise in advance of a discussion around values, dreams or life goals. Online Energisers - using Google Jamboard for Pictionary

Visual Agile/Scrum warm up games

Session Lab This or That? Later thinking questions

For virtual team

More team building activities Virtual Name tags Icebreaker

Beach Ball Icebreaker

Where in the World Icebreaker

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