Two truths and a lie (or a wish for younger kids)

Get-to-know, Icebreaker, Opening

Intragroup openness, Team – building

Communication, Storytelling

Up to 15 min, Up to 30 min

6-15 persons




This is a well-known and simple ice-breaker, designed to get to know the students well, as well as practicing your own poker face!

Necessary tools (what you need)

  • Pick a videoconferencing tool of your choice.
  • Pick an online whiteboard toolthat allows using large, zoomable canvas.


  1. Model the activity by making two truth statements and one lie about yourself.
  2. Students will now vote to decide which is the lie.
  3. Now, that students are aware of the rules, ask each of them to prepare a list of three interesting “facts” about themselves, one of which must be completely made up.
  4. One at a time, each student will tell the group each statement. The rest of the class must decide on the facts they think are true. The team member who receives the most incorrect votes “wins.”

Tips & Tricks

  • Use com, a simple polling feature, for students to vote. Google forms are also a simple way to see the results quickly.

The exercise is successfully completed when? Conclusion?