Two Truths and a Lie

One of my favorite icebreakers or session starters is Two Truths and a Lie. It is a great one for the first meeting of a group because it helps everyone to get to know each other in a lighthearted way. Because you are helping them with technology skills, one of the three items should be about technology – any technology, not just computers.

  • First everyone takes some quiet time to think of two truths about themselves and a lie.
  • Then one at a time each person shares their three statements and the rest of the group must guess which one is the lie.

It is great fun and very surprising. If the group is large it can be divided into a few smaller groups (5-7 people) so that it does not take too long. When dividing into smaller groups each group chooses the one that fooled the most of them and presents it to the large group.

Submitted by:Janice Friesen, Cluster Instructional Specialist, eMINTS
Columbia, MO

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