Virtual Team Building Events

Activity Description

Activity Overview

A simple and short group activity all aimed at making each other crack a smile. Participants take turns in the middle, trying to convince another participant to smile using only the words “I love you, darling, won’t you give me a smile?” The game generates laughter and helps groups build trust and openness through play.


  • Help participants build trust and openness through play

Step By Step Instructions 

  1. The participants stand or sit in a circle.

  2. One participant in the middle walks to one participant in the circle and says, “I love you, darling, won’t you give me a smile?” The chosen participant must respond, “I love you too, darling, but I just can’t smile,” without smiling.

  3. If the chosen participant cracks a smile, then he or she switches places with the one in the middle. Repeat the cycle 7 to 10 times until the laughter and playfulness in the group reaches a peak.

I Love You Darling Ice Breaker Activity

Basic Details
Property Type : Ice Breakers
Listing Type : Placeholder
Activity Type : Ice Breakers
Focus On : Having Fun
Outcome Based : No, just fun
Facilities : Indoor, Outdoor
Props Required : None
Duration : 16 - 25 minutes
Exertion Level : Low
Group Size : 1 - 8, 9 - 16, 17 - 30, 31+
Age : Youth, Adults