Employee Wellbeing
April 24, 2023

20 of the best icebreakers for your next fully remote meeting (FREE)

Get the conversation going in your next video call with one of these free icebreaker activities

Hilda Bahringer
5 minutes

With remote work becoming more prevalent, it's important to find ways to keep team members engaged and connected during virtual meetings. Here are 20 of the best icebreakers for your next fully remote meeting:

1. Virtual Show and Tell

Ask team members to show and tell something from their workspace, whether it's a piece of artwork, a favorite coffee mug, or a beloved plant.

2. Virtual Background Contest

Encourage team members to get creative with their virtual backgrounds and have everyone vote on their favorite.

3. Two Truths and a Lie

Ask each team member to share two true statements and one false statement about themselves, and have everyone guess which statement is the lie.

4. Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Create a list of items and ask team members to race to find them around their home or workspace.

5. Name That Song

Play a snippet of a popular song and ask team members to guess the title and artist.

6. Virtual Charades

Assign a theme and have team members act out the theme without speaking.

7. Virtual Pictionary

Use a whiteboard tool and have team members draw and guess each other's drawings.

8. Virtual Trivia

Create a list of trivia questions and see who knows the most.

9. Virtual Talent Show

Ask team members to share their hidden talents, whether it's singing, dancing, or something else entirely.

10. Virtual Bingo

Create a customized bingo card with items related to your team or company, and play together.

11. Virtual Storytelling

Have each team member share a memorable experience or story.

12. Virtual Show and Tell with Pets

Similar to Virtual Show and Tell, but ask team members to introduce their pets instead.

13. Virtual Lip Sync Battle

Challenge team members to lip sync to their favorite song and have everyone vote on the winner.

14. Virtual Debate Club

Assign a topic and have team members debate on opposing sides.

15. Virtual Would You Rather

Ask team members to choose between two options and explain their reasoning.

16. Virtual Escape Room

Find an online escape room and work together to solve the puzzles.

17. Virtual Cooking Challenge

Assign a dish and have team members share their cooking skills and tips.

18. Virtual Costume Party

Pick a theme and have team members dress up in costume for the meeting.

19. Virtual Guess Who

Have team members submit childhood photos and try to guess who is who.

20. Virtual Icebreaker Roulette

Use a random icebreaker generator and let fate decide the conversation topic.

Remember, the goal of icebreakers is to build rapport and encourage conversation, so choose activities that are fun and engaging for everyone involved. By incorporating these icebreakers into your next remote meeting, you can help bring your team closer together despite the physical distance.

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