Jack Martin Leith and I had a chat once about icebreakers. He (also a facilitator) said he didn't like the word "ice-breaker" as it assumes "ice" is in the room right from the start. I agree.
The term "energiser" might be better, but even that assumes that energy is low and somehow needs to be lifted. Energy might need to be changed in some way but is it always low at the start? I think, quite the opposite.
So, what is that first, fifteen minute activity? Is it an "orienter"? or an "opener"?
Thoughts and experiences invited!