Pass the Toilet Paper

Pass the Toilet Paper
Main Topic
Solidarity - Social Activities
Additional Topic(s)
Empowerment and Inclusion – Diversity
Duration
30-60 minutes
Implementation Mode
Indoor F2F
Goal(s)
● This activity aims to break the ice and create a sense of connection among participants, allowing them to get to know each other in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.



Expected Results

● Through the sharing of interesting facts, participants will develop a sense of familiarity and connectedness with one another, leading to a more cohesive and supportive group environment.
Overview of Activity
Played in a group environment, Pass the Toilet Paper is a fun icebreaker. A toilet paper roll is circulated around a circle of participants and each of them picks squares of the toilet paper. Participants take turns sharing interesting or unique facts about themselves for each square they took. This game encourages interaction, sparks conversations, and helps participants learn more about each other in a fun and light-hearted way.
Description of Activity
1. The facilitator gathers the participants in a circle, ensuring that everyone has a clear view of each other.


2. The facilitator starts with a roll of toilet paper and explains the rules, (see notes) to the participants.


3. Each participant is allowed to take up to 10-sheets of toilet paper as they want from the roll.


4. The significance or purpose behind the number of sheets taken by each participant is kept undisclosed, and participants should refrain from revealing the reasoning behind their choices.


5. Once everyone has taken their sheets, the facilitator explains that each sheet represents a piece of information or something about themselves that they will share with the group.


6. Around the circle, each participant takes a turn sharing an interesting or unique fact about themselves for each sheet of toilet paper they have just taken. For instance, if a participant took five sheets, they would share five distinct fun facts about themselves.


7. The facilitator can encourage participants to be creative and share things that others may not know about them. This can include hobbies, talents, favourite books or movies, travel experiences, or any other intriguing aspect of their lives.
Sources & Additional Materials
Pens & Paper
Additional Notes
Rules:


Religion and politics are out of the discussion topics.


Topics would be food, celebrations, clothes, music and arts, and so on.


No racism.


Gender and diversity must be respected.

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1 thought on “Pass the Toilet Paper”

  1. I used this now 3 times as an ice breaker for youth groups and it was always great fun!
    It’s a nice and easy way to start with laughter. The teenagers loved it and so far, no one knew right from the beginning what they were expected to do with chosen sheets. One teenager feared they might get a lecture on “how to use your toilet paper eco friendly” and was glad to not get judged for taking like 5 sheets.

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