Draw Your Neighbour Icebreaker


This icebreaker is relatively short and should last about 5 – 15 minutes.


Intended for:

A fun activity to be used during any training event to lighten the mood or to act as a quick and simple icebreaker.



Instructions to run this icebreaker activity can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the instructions below.

Resources Needed:

A blank sheet of paper and a pencil for each participant.


Arrange participants into pairs. Ideally pair them up with someone they don’t know or don’t know well.

Ask them to draw a quick sketch of the person they are paired up with, using the pencil and paper provided.

Stress that you do not expect them to produce fantastic works of art.

Call a halt after 2 or 3 minutes. Now ask participants to sign their picture and then hand it to the person they drew.

This activity generally brings a smile to the faces of participants and can be used as an icebreaker or simply to lighten the mood during a training session.



To help break the ice at the beginning of a training course.


To help lighten the mood during a training course.

This icebreaker can also be put to good use at the start of an Assertiveness Training Course, where participants will be challenged to comment on others and communicate their thoughts and feelings.