Who Are You Thumball

Who Are You? Thumball

Fun, innovative way for participants to get acquainted. Stimulates social conversation and develops inter-personal communication skills. Showing interest in others by asking questions and actively   listening to responses lays a foundation for friendships and improved relationships.

Type of Activity:  Get to Knot You, Ice Breaker Tool

Props Needed:  Who Are You Thumball

Set Up:  The easiest way to play is to get the participants into a circle and ask them to toss the ball to one another.  Whenever the ball is caught, ask that person to look underneath their right thumb for the category.

Process:  Who Are You? Thumball™ is the perfect icebreaker for people of all ages to get to know each other. Throw it, catch it, and ask them to each introduce themselves with what they would like to be called and then the answer to the category their thumb landed on.   If the participant does not like the category they can quickly toss the ball to themselves for a new category to answer.


  • Answer the question found under your thumb.
  • Ask another participant the question.
  • Predict the answer another participant would give.
  • Recall the answers given by other participants.

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