Team Building Icebreaker – Zoom


This activity is based on the picture books “Zoom” and “Re-Zoom” by Istvan Banyai which consist of 30 sequential “pictures within pictures”. Ideal as an icebreaker or team building activity.



Zoom by Istvan Banyai 

This is a fascinating and high engaging activity is based on the picture books “Zoom” by Istvan Banyai which consist of 30 sequential “pictures within pictures”. The team is tasked with putting the pictures in the correct sequence. Each person is given an image but is not allowed to show anyone else the image, using only communications and descriptive language the team have to figure out the correct sequence.

To take a look at Zoom and what the finished series of pictures look like click here.

You will receive the following:

  • Full set of laminated images in plastic folder
  • Laminated briefing sheets (x2)
  • Laminated answer sheet
  • Memory stick with the Movie file to embed onto PowerPoint Slide
  • PowerPoint briefing slides with embedded video

Suitable for indoors or outdoors

Any age

Group size: 8-30

Total Time: 30 minutes

Running the Activity

  • Explain the activity: The group has to piece together a story from the set of the images that is handed out. Each participant is given an image but is not permitted to show it to anyone else. Without looking at each other’s images, the group must put the images in sequence.
  • Hand out one image to each participant. Encourage them to study the details of the image so this will help them put together the full story.
  • Once they are ready, they can begin the activity.
  • When the group believes that they have the images put into the correct sequence, the images should be laid on the table/floor in order face down.
  • Turn the images over so that they can see if they got it right.
  • If there are any mistakes, let participants correct the order and then go through the correct sequence so that they understand the full story.


  • Participants are not allowed to show anyone else their image
  • Participants are able to describe their image or demonstrate through actions
  • Once the sequence of images has been agreed on by the group, they should be laid down on the table/floor in sequence.

Learning Objectives

  • Effective Communications
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking



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