Looking for a new Ice Breaker? Try this!
It is intended for break out groups, team meeting or shift huddles. This usually means groups
of 15 or less, but larger groups can be sub divided as needed. Pass out the list below and give
them these instructions.
“For the next 5 minutes, everybody here can only communicate in lines from tv commercials,
tv shows or movies. Please use choices from the list below or use your own. It’s a family show,
so nothing too risqué. Each selection can only be used once per group”.
The leader starts if off by saying, “On my way into work today somebody told me ______”
From past experiences with this exercise we can say that most people had fun.
Some erupted in laughter as the connections were made, ie “Got Milk – You Talkin’ to Me?” or "You can pay me now, or pay me later - Show me the money” or "Raise your hand if you're sure - There’s no crying in baseball!” or Mama says, 'Stupid is as stupid does.”
Typically, some go off the script and use their own favorite quotes which gets them even more engaged. To the few who were annoyed - “Go ahead, Make my Day”
Have fun with this ice breaker and notice the energy in the room shift. Let us know what you learn by doing this with your group!