Human Knot Icebreaker

Human Knot photoSummary: A good icebreaker or teambuilding activity for new people to learn to work together – in close physical proximity! The goal is to figure out how to untangle the human knot without letting go of hands.

Ages: 12 and up. Recommended number of people: 7-200 (group sizes of 10 are ideal). Messiness factor: Might break a sweat – (close proximity – hope you’re not claustrophobic!). Materials required: None. Recommended setting: Both indoors or outdoors.

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Sorts and Mingle Game

Summary: An icebreaker that gets the group to move towards various parts of the room and to find others with shared interests and preferences, based on various interesting categories.

Ages: 10 and up. Recommended number of people: 25 and up. Messiness factor: No sweat. Materials required: None. Recommended setting: Indoors.

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Celebrity ID Game

who am i

Summary: An icebreaker where each person has a label with a famous celebrity or character name on their back.  Everyone mingles, asking “yes” or “no” questions to gain clues about the name posted on their backs.

Ages: All.  Recommended # of People: 20 and over.  Messiness Factor: No sweat.  Materials Required: Several labels with famous names on them. Recommended Setting: Indoors.

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Shoe ID Game

shoes

Summary: An icebreaker where all players throw a shoe into a big pile. Grab a random shoe and find out three new facts about the person.

Ages: All. Recommended # of People: 10 and over.  Messiness Factor: Smelly. Materials Required: None.  Recommended Setting: Indoors.

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