Give everyone in your group a coloured sheet of paper and pen. Ask your learners to draw a pattern of their choice on their piece of paper. When everyone has finished ask them to fill the pattern with words or phrases describing what they like about themselves, skills they have and skills they would like to gain.
Next, get them to write their name on their sheet. Pass around the finished patterns for everyone else in the group to look at, then stick to the wall for the rest of the workshop.
This exercise helps people to appreciate themselves and others for who they are, laying a good foundation for working together. It is also a great tool for breaking down barriers in a group and can be used as an ice breaker or for setting up a workshop.