Animal Farm is an icebreaker game that is guaranteed to bring out lots of laughter as participants have to mimic animal sounds to find one another. It is a simple and fun game that can help participants warm up to one another as they let loose.
More than 10 people
- A bag
- Pieces of paper with names of animals written on them. (10 participants -> 5 pairs of animals)
About 10 minutes
- Each person from the group will be asked to pick a piece of paper from the bag. There will be at least 4 different pairs of animals in the bag. (For e.g, dog, monkey, cat etc)
- Once they have picked the paper, they will have to stand up and close their eyes.
- After that, they will have to move around with their eyes closed and making the animal sound that they have chosen.
- The other person who has picked the same animal would be making the same or similar sound, and so these two participants must find each other.
- Once they have touched their partner’s hands, they can open their eyes and take a seat on the side of the room and watch the other participants find their way.
- The game ends when everyone has found their partners.
- The slowest pair of participants to find each other will have to do a forfeit.
- Remind participants to be careful and walk slowly as everyone is walking around blindly. When they have identified their partner’s voices, they may get excited and try to move to them quickly. Advise them to calm down and walk slowly to their partners.
- This game can be really quick; so what you can do to follow up is to get the partners to introduce themselves to one another for the next 5 minutes after the game is completed.
- You can even introduce a follow-up game where partnership is required to further help the participants bond.
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