Hot or Cold – Icebreaker
January 14, 2020

Paper Tear Game

 
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions:

Tell each team/players to take a piece of paper and hold it in front of them. And tell them”For the next minute, follow my instructions, do not talk or ask questions.”

Give the team/players the following instructions after they close their eyes:

- Take the piece of paper and fold it in half, tear off the upper right corner

- Next, fold the piece of paper in half, tear off the lower right corner

- Next, again fold the piece of paper in half, tear off the upper left corner

- (optional) Again fold the piece of paper in half, tear off the lower left corner

Now tell the team/players to open their eyes

Ask the team/players “Did we get the same result”

Debrief

Discuss with the team: Why didn’t we get the same result? Answer: no shared context... Everyone was running from their own point of view and without feedback to create a shared context and understanding, we all got different results even if some were similar.