Icebreaker Activities Ideas for Adult Teachers – Part 2


Continuing from the last time when we discussed some good icebreakers, here are some more tips to stir up your class.

  1. Stranded

This is as good as any other icebreaker and ideal for making introductions. You can start by posing a question to the class – If you found yourself stranded on a deserted island, who would you want with you? Ask them to choose three people. Their choices will tell you and everyone else a great deal about them.

  1. Two truths and a lie

This is another great introduction game. Participants have to introduce themselves and tell two things that are truth about them and one lie. They can mix it up in any order. Later, others in the group try to guess which statement was a lie. This game can channel some really creative thoughts and liven up the atmosphere of the class-room.

  1. If you had a super power

Superheroes and superpowers never go out of fashion. Ask your class which super power they would want to have, then sit back and enjoy as they debate their answers. This icebreaker is ideal for a time when you want to start discussing something more about science or mystery.

  1. Three words

A very simple icebreaker, where you ask your students to write down the first three words that come in their mind as soon as you say the name of a topic. Say the name of the topic you are about to teach and ask everyone to read their three words. You would know how your class feels about your topic – excited, confused, nervous?

  1. People Bingo

This is one icebreaker game is doing really well with adult educators. Before you start, you would need to prepare a list of 25 different traits like ‘drinks coffee instead of tea’, ‘has a pet dog’, ‘has a tattoo’, etc. Make bingo cards out of these traits and print enough copies for everyone in the class. Hand them out and tell everyone that they have 20 minutes to mingle with everyone in the class and to find a person with a trait on the card. They need to get their signature on their card sheets once they find a match. The first one to complete 5 boxes down or across will have to yell ‘Bingo’ to be declared winner.

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