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Energiser, Ice-breaker


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Breaking “ice” and inviting for welcome evening

Description of the tool

1/ Group is asked to divide in 2 groups. The one who is “more evil” goes in the middle of the room and the other is divided one more time in 2 smaller groups. Each of the smaller group goes to the opposite wall of the room.
2/ Trainer explains that it will be given a sentence to one group and this group has to get the message across to the other group. They have to touch with one hand the wall (or tell them that they can not pass the two chairs marking their zone). How they pass the message, it’s up to them but they can only use their body. The middle group tries to saboteur by making a lot of noise and disturbing in another way. When the message is sent the other group gives an answer.
3/ One group gets a sentence “Let’s have a drink!” and the other answer – “Let’s meet at the bar”. After the messages are sent people are invited to join for informal time and reminded about starting time of the programme next day.


  • Some times it can be too loud and other people staying in the venue might complain.

    Nerijus Kriauciunas , 22 September 2006 23:46:46

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Tool overview

This tool is for

Up to 30 people

and addresses

Group Dynamics

Materials needed:

No special material needed


10 min.

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Nerijus Kriauciunas (on 1 October 2006)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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