Icebreaking Activities: Trading Cards

Trading Cards

You’ll need: index cards, markers,

Time: 10-15 minutes,

Group size: Unlimited.

Instructions: Remember baseball or Pokemon trading cards? For this fun team building activity, you’re the one who’s being “traded”. Give out large-scale index cards and markers to each team member. Ask them to create a personal trading card of themselves, with their name, self-portrait, nickname, and one fact about them that everyone is less likely to know about. Then have the cards go from one person to another in no particular order. Participants can hold onto a card if they find the card’s fact interesting and want to know more about it from its owner. The exercise is great because it gives everyone a visual snapshot of each player while triggering conversations on the go.