Category Archives: Training activities

Have you ever eaten frogs’ legs?

“Have you ever” is an icebreaker and getting-to-know-you activity which we think might work particularly well in a culturally-diverse group. Of course, you can think up your own sentences to introduce to the group, like: Have you ever sung karaoke? Have you ever eaten frogs’ legs? Have you ever kept a pet? Have you ever… Continue Reading

Looking to break the ice?

If you’re looking for some new icebreakers for different groups of people, you might find something on the site. For small groups (of about 2- 5 people): For medium-sized groups (of about 5 – 10 people): For large groups (of about 10 – 30 people): For extra large groups (of about 30 people and more):… Continue Reading

Building teams

If you’re specifically looking for some new team building activities to improve teamwork, develop trust and enhance problem-solving skills, you’re sure to find something suitable on You’ll find over 60 free activities, many of which we’ve used over the years. You probably already know the Back-to-Back Drawing activity. We used it not long ago to show… Continue Reading

Out of the box

This is a quick moving energiser that you can use with any group size. Create a list of 25 random words (something like this one here) and give one word to each person in the group. If it’s a small group, you might like to give two words to each person. The group forms a… Continue Reading

Let your worries go

Duration: 30 minutes Objective: This opener helps identify participants’ worries and fears about the training topic or the training itself. Instructions: Ask participants to ‘privately’ write down their worries and fears about the training topic or training itself. Ask if anyone would like to share these with the group (of course, they don’t have to). If you… Continue Reading

Classify This

Collect at least 20 different objects and put them in the middle of a table or on the floor. The wider the selection, the better. (You can take office supplies, jewellery, toys, game pieces, and so on.) The goal is to collect items that, at first glance, have no apparent connection. Break the team into… Continue Reading

The Group Timeline

Create a blank timeline on a large board – and mark the years. Give participants four slips of paper. Ask them to write down an important moment in their life on each and to pin each slip to the timeline. Purpose: This activity can help show, in a visual way, the different generations and the… Continue Reading