'The World of Animals' is a popular ice-breaker with faculties and trainers the world over.
Today, we have introduced a variation using smart phones which all participants/students have.
Instead of picking an 'animal' from paper chits, we have used the web. The participants are assigned a serial number and asked to remember it. Then using their cell phones, they are told to access the web i.e. this blog and 'pick' the animal against their number from an 'Animal Table'. Next, they are to find their team mates by mimicking the animal and not announcing its name. The team assembling the fastest, gets chocolates.
Next, each team is asked to enact the animal/bird on stage in an innovative way. Most innovative enactment gets chocolates too.
How did you like the idea?
Today's generation feels more relaxed and confident with smartphones-- even in a class or workshop!
The table for looking up by the participants is given below:
Feel free to use the above idea in your training programs or workshops. Your participants can access the 'Animal' table on their cell phones by typing the URL http://ghumakkadhb.blogspot.in/2015/08/ice-breaker-with-cell-phone-twist.html .
Harsh-the-Ghumakkad/ 12th Aug 2015.