My Name Is Icebreaker


This icebreaker should take about 15 – 30 minutes dependent upon number of participants.


Intended for:

This icebreaker works well at the start of any course. It will work well in any programme which encourages people to think creatively.



Instructions to help you run the icebreaker can be downloaded in Word format and for free from the link at the bottom of this page.

Or, you can watch the video instruction of this icebreaker…


Or, just follow the notes below…


1. Ask each person to prefix their name with another word that describes them, or a hobby interest of theirs.

2. The twist is that the initial letter of their name must be the initial letter of the characteristic. For example: Comical Colin, Trampolining Tracy, Domestic Dave, Adventurous Alison.

3. Once they have thought of their new name they are to introduce themselves and explain why they have chosen that particular characteristic.



Use this icebreaker to help break the ice at the beginning of a training session or meeting.