Learnership Management System

Map of Life Icebreaker


This icebreaker should take about 10 – 20 minutes to run.


Intended for:

This icebreaker is useful as a warm up at the start of a training session and encourages participants to share interesting information about their life in a creative and fun way.



A set of instructions for the icebreaker, ‘Map of Life’ can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.


Pens and flipchart paper.


Ask participants to draw a map of their life starting from the day they were born up until the present time. The map should highlight key moments in their life and include signs and notices such as, ‘Stop’, ‘Danger Ahead’, ‘Exit’ etc. Once they have all drawn a map they should take it in turns to talk participants through it.



This creative icebreaker introduces participants in a fun and creative way and gives an insight into areas of their life that might not normally be shared.