How Are You Feeling?


Contributor: Mandy Frake-Mistak, York University,


Ingredients: Cue cards, each with a different “feeling” word or emotion written on them

Method: Facilitator will spread out all of the cue cards with the emotion word face down. Each participant will randomly select 3 cards. Participants have 4 minutes (up to the discretion of the facilitator) to attempt to trade the cars that do not fit with how they are “feeling” so that they may end up with words that describe their present mood/feelings. After the time has elapsed the facilitator offers the possibility of one random blind trade from the leftover pile of cue cards. Each person will share their “feelings” in plenary.

Acknowledgement: I don’t know who came up with this ice breaker but I participated in this activity during a conference session.

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