Guess Who Icebreaker


This icebreaker should last about 15 minutes dependent upon number of participants.


Intended for:

This simple but effective icebreaker works well to help break the ice at the beginning of a training session. It is particularly useful when participants already know each other.



Instructions to help you run the ‘Guess Who’ icebreaker can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of the page, or you can follow the notes below.


Before starting this activity prime a flip chart with 3 or four questions. Examples may include:

  • Favourite film?
  • Favourite television programme?
  • Favourite food?
  • Favourite music?
  • Pet hate?
  • Famous person you admire?
  • Your ideal holiday?
  • A unique fact about yourself

Make sure each participant has a blank sheet of paper and a pen or pencil. Show the primed flip chart and ask the participants to write their answers on a piece of paper.

Tell them to ensure that none of the other participants see the answers they are writing.

Allow five minutes for this and then ask participants to fold their answer paper and hand it to you. Select each piece of paper at random and read out the answers given.

Ask the groups to guess who is who.



Use this icebreaker to break the ice at the start of a training session when participants already know each other.