A nice overview of warm-ups and energizers can be found here: https://www.mural.co/blog/online-warm-ups-energizers
Breaking the ice? Warming up the crowd? Whatever you call it, it can make your collaboration more successful and perhaps a bit more fun.
05:03 🧻Toilet paper crusher or folder – Rakesh Kasturi
08:44 🧑🎨Art Remake – Margriet Buseman
12:29 🖌️Draw your Teammate – Robert Skrobe
15:21 🎨 Draw what teamwork looks like – Mehmet Karakus
18:14 🤔What is in the box GIF tournament – Sandy Lam
20:58 🐦Squiggle Birds Twist – Jason Ruud
26:19 🪑Grab a Seat & Marching Band – Andy Davis
31:39 🔢Bingo – Mardea Gartee
If you’re looking for a fun way to start a meeting, try any of the following icebreaker questions (listed in no particular order):
- What was a favorite moment of [insert any time frame]?
- What was your first job?
- What is your favorite food? Drink?
- Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
- What is your favorite smell?
- Do you have any pets?
- What is your favorite color?
- Show your home on google maps and describe your environment: do you live near the city center? A park? A climbing gym? (courtesy of Morgan Legge)
- What is your favorite movie?
- Do you have a favorite music group, era or album?
- When I dance I look like _______.
- Share a favorite memory that includes food (courtesy of Sarah Baca)
- What is the story of your name? (courtesy of Dr. Clue)
- Take a picture from your window and have people guess where you are.
- Show any picture from your life and tell the story behind it.
- What does the weather look like where you are? (pro tip: use pictures for more fun)
- What is your favorite comic strip?
- Create a video tour of your house. Each person on the team creates a short video tour of where they live.
- Try the “Never have I…” game (but remember to keep it PG and work-related ;).
- Share a tour of your hometown via YouTube video (for example, on the Management 3.0 team there are people from Regina, Nuland, Espoo, and Colorado Springs).
- Present your hobby.
- Get inspired by Meeting Spicer by Dov Tsol
- What’s on your bucket list?
- Collect everyone’s baby pictures and try to guess who’s who
- Ask everyone to draw a picture of _______ – and then share their versions with the group.
- Throwback time – ask everyone to bring a picture of themselves from X number of years ago.
- “Two truths and a lie”: ask everyone on the team to write down two true statements and one false statement and give them to one person. That person then reads out the statements and the team guesses whose they are – and then tries to guess which statement is false.
- Learn each other’s language. For example, during every meeting, learn 1 new word.
- Take a picture of your shoes. Do your virtual colleagues wear flip-flops, shoes, slippers, go barefoot?
Original article can be found here: https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/44-icebreakers-for-virtual-teams/
- What was your first job?
- Have you ever met anyone famous?
- What are you reading right now?
- If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
- Who’s someone you really admire?
- Seen any good movies lately you’d recommend?
- Got any favorite quotes?
- Been pleasantly surprised by anything lately?
- What was your favorite band 10 years ago?
- What’s your earliest memory?
- Been anywhere recently for the first time?
- What’s your favorite family tradition?
- Who had the most influence on you growing up?
- What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
- What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?
- Seen anything lately that made you smile?
- What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
- Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet?
- What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
- How do you like your eggs?
- Do you have a favorite charity you wish more people knew about?
- Got any phobias you’d like to break?
- Have you returned anything you’ve purchased recently? Why?
- Do you collect anything?
- What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?
Read the complete article here: https://knowyourteam.com/blog/2018/01/08/the-25-best-icebreaker-questions-for-team-building-at-work/
Find a collection of free games, templates and format created by Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem : https://medium.com/the-liberators/free-games-templates-formats-and-inspiration-for-scrum-teams-11f40e3fcb22
A nice Trello board from The Liberators that holds a lot of cool ideas to help you facilitate as a Scrum Master. Find it here: https://trello.com/b/oC3oBEvY/facilitation-toolbox