Sliding Scale Semantics Icebreaker

Miss those water cooler discussions? The heated debates over who has the cutest pet or which TV show is the best? The Sliding Scale Semantics icebreaker is a great way to reignite those conversations and help your team get to know each other better. This activity is a great way to start off any meeting or brainstorm session. 


  • Pick a color dot and place the dot on the scale to best represent your opinion. (Use the same color dot throughout the activity.) 

  • Feel free to add your initials to your dot as well. 

  • Step back! And see who agrees with you (or not)!

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