Category Archives: Training activities

Breaking the ice …

We do like a lot of the icebreakers we found on businesstrainingworks.com. Some are new to us and some are variations on classics we know. We’ve used “I Remember” on several occasions, and it’s always gone down very well. The “Scavenger Hunt” might be next on our list!Continue Reading

How to make our training a lot more active

We’d hate our participants to sit and listen to us lecture for hours on end, wouldn’t we? In fact, we all know just how important it is to make our training sessions more active. But what can we do exactly? Here are 25 ways in which we can build active learning techniques into our trainingContinue Reading

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 everContinue 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 icebreakers.ws site. For small groups (of about 2- 5 people): https://www.icebreakers.ws/small-group For medium-sized groups (of about 5 – 10 people): https://www.icebreakers.ws/medium-group For large groups (of about 10 – 30 people): https://www.icebreakers.ws/large-group For extra large groups (of about 30 people and more): https://www.icebreakers.ws/extra-large-groupContinue 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 ventureteambuilding.co.uk. 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 showContinue 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 aContinue 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 youContinue 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 intoContinue 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 theContinue Reading

Scribble-Scrabble

Scribble-Scrabble is a word game that can help your participants review the key concepts of the training session – and is something for people who like a bit of friendly competition!Continue Reading