Icebreaker Activity:

The following came to me in a flash while reading one of the joke lists .

Instructions and delivery are simple and intriguing. Do word pairs on different colored papers, the left column in yellow and the right in blue, for example. Then, have pairs of people try to either identify or simply find their partner.

Explain to your group:

An Anagram is a word or phrase made by transposing or rearranging the letters of a word or phrase. There are pairs of cards among you of related words from the same anagram.

The letters can be unscrambled so that you can make your partner's word. Or you can simply talk to everybody. Find your partner!



Dirty Room

The Morse Code

Here Come Dots

Slot Machines

Cash Lost in 'em


Is No Amity

Snooze Alarms

Alas! No More Z's

Alec Guinness

Genuine Class


Is No Meal

The Public Art Galleries

Large Picture Halls, I Bet

A Decimal Point

I'm a Dot in Place

The Earthquakes

That Queer Shake

Eleven plus two

Twelve plus one


Accord not in it

Mother-in-law (some people have trouble with this so use last)

Woman Hitler


And a final one, from recent current events (you're not going to believe this):

President Clinton, of the USA

To copulate, he finds interns


Anagrams from C. Townley. Exercise by Scott Simmerman

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