Five Handshakes In Five Minutes – Extremely Fun & Interactive Ice-Breaker

Presented by Nate Folan, as part of Project Adventure’s 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2011.

Nate is a frequent contributor to playmeo’s activity database – the world’s leading online resource of playful group & adventure-based learning activities. playmeo helps group leaders create remarkably fun programs that engage people & build / strengthen their relationships.

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  1. 1995yuda
    April 16, 2013

    Haha! That was refrshing,funny and uplifting..Thank you.

  2. Thanyathron Sawarojtachokij
    June 12, 2013

    It good

  3. Raquel Columba
    October 1, 2013

    what is the purpose of this icebreaker?

  4. Mark Collard
    October 1, 2013

    HI Maria, the whole purpose is to generate energy, invite your group to mix and interact, and most importantly have fun. Generally speaking, "shaking hands" is a relatively safe form of physical interaction for most populations, and this exercise emphasises some of the funniest ways we can greet one another. It's a favourite among many of my groups. Try it out, or go to playmeo dot com to view hundreds more just like this… Mark

  5. Lucre Selasi
    October 19, 2013

    I will be facilitating some children at a Water Forum in Ghana. Children from different parts of the country are going to be present and I think this is a perfect icebreaker for them …Thanks Mark..

  6. Mark Collard
    October 20, 2013

    How wonderful – I hope they have a wonderful time. It is so much fun for so many groups – I'm excited that what I have shared has reached Ghana 🙂 Be sure to check out

  7. Luz Fuentes A
    October 27, 2013

    Great !

  8. Christine Salazar
    June 26, 2014

    Nice. I'll try this one.

  9. Joy Joy
    July 18, 2014

    I love it! I can use it for children in sunday school!

  10. techwi3
    September 2, 2014

    i like the leader/caller! he's a funny dude! oooh, Nate Folan

  11. Jean Vyfhuis Jean Vyfhuis
    October 4, 2014

    5 min hand shake is very interactive.

  12. Bridge
    October 25, 2014

    Your videos are sweet, keep it up! I'd love for you to check out mine in the chances of you getting bored enough <3

  13. an0n
    January 4, 2015

    this is awesome 🙂

  14. Tanti Greenly
    January 23, 2015


  15. friendofpotkoorok
    January 30, 2015

    I love this Mark – thanks for this great an fun-filled idea!

  16. Elvin Briones
    April 4, 2015

    I can't believe these kinds of videos don't get viral. It literally makes me smile every time.

  17. Océane Boulais
    April 10, 2015

    Love this! Planning to use it at a Southeast Conference for Electrical Engineers…can't wait to hear a bunch of engineer's go "DING!" 😛

  18. vegakris24
    May 8, 2015

    These are awesome! Can't wait to try it with my summer fun students! Thank you!

  19. Ane Kim
    November 27, 2015

    thank you for uploading this video, Now I have an ice breaker for my college students

  20. Akumla. Pongen Atula
    December 31, 2015

    thank u..its a gud one..

  21. Miguel Zermeno
    January 1, 2016

    Awesome, video just what i was looking for. Im tryna start a youth group in my church and needed an ice breaker. And this one seem to be it thank you.

  22. Nekeisha Greene
    January 30, 2016

    awesomely cool

  23. D. G. Kulkarni
    February 12, 2016

    Nice way to start and loosen up. Good activity for post lunch sessions.

  24. Albina Matuzko
    March 5, 2016

    Hi Mark, I LOOOOVE THIS ONE! Do you think it will work for 60 teens. with not purpose as a icebreakker but as closing of their intensive kind of "exchange program"?

  25. Jerry Dumanig
    May 21, 2016

    we have a company managerial outing on May 23..everyone should present there icebreaker/ will help a lot..tnx

  26. Eni YB
    June 27, 2016

    Love this! I have tried some with my classes and we sure had a great time.
    Thank you!***

  27. Saadio Yare
    September 4, 2016

    they live in another world


  28. Extinct Kenji
    November 2, 2016

    This activity looks very fun!!

  29. Renea Steele
    May 1, 2017

    Very Good… I'm still smiling and wishing I was there with your team.

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