Choosing Sides: Active Ice Breaker

Purpose: Getting to know you exercise; warmer

Group size: 6+, the bigger the better

Level: Basic

Tools: None needed

Time: Variable; at least 5 minutes

Description: Draw a real or imaginary line on the floor and stand on it. Then, the group is asked an either/or question, for example, “would you rather be rich or beautiful?” or “would you rather be famous for winning the Nobel prize or an Oscar?” etc. People then actively stand on either side of the line to show their choice. This is a great exercise to involve the whole group and get everyone moving, plus there are some laughs to be had when people discover the unexpected preferences of their group members.