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Searching for small group games 41 games found

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This game is the ultimate icebreaker. Needs a bit a prep before hand - fill up some trays with water and place a t-shirt or pair of shorts or a hat in the water. Then freeze it! You'll need at leas...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
For this great get to know you game, each person must make three statements about themselves, one of which isn't true. For example: I have two brothers, I was born in Australia, I have a motorcycle...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
First of all elect a adjudicator to go into the other room. A topic is chosen i.e. Food, Cars, brads, Countries ect. and one by one each person playing walks in to the room with the adjudicator and te...
Inside
All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Have the entire group sit in a circle; a room with couches and chairs are fine, as long as everybody is pretty much facing each other. Select one person to go out of the room. Now the group decide...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This get to know you game / ice break game is a great way to generate discussion amoungst a big group or to help a small group get to know a bit more about each other. Get the group to stand in the...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Give everyone in the group a piece of paper and pen, then get them to write down three facts about themselves along with their name. Once they have done this, they'll need to hand their sheet of paper...
Inside
All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Ok, so we all remember the kids game telephone, where the person at the front of the line whispers in the ear of the person behind then and then they turn and do the same and eventually by the time yo...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Put the keys in the metal bowl, and place it under the chair. Everyone makes a wide circle around the chair. A Person is blindfolded, and Sits in the chair, armed with the Newspaper/Nerf Sword. ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a great fun get to know you game. It works well as an ice breaker game and it really quick to play. Also works for both big groups and small groups. Hand out a piece of paper and a pen to e...
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All On All
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Divide your group into 2 teams. Each person writes the name of a well known person they would like to be play for this game on a notecard. "Well-known" can mean famous (Madonna) or very well known (...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
The group stands in a circle and nominates someone to start. 3 - 2 - 1 ULTIMATE NINJA! Everyone has to start with a ninja pose position. Going clockwise, the person whose turn it is must try and hi...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get everyone to huddle in a group in the middle of the room and join each hand with someone across the circle. Once everyone has joined hands, let them know their task is now to untangle themselves. ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
We came up with this at our first lock-in 3 years ago and it is one of our most requested events! We ask the students to make teams of 4. We write down topics on slips of paper, the topics are fold...
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Multiple Teams
1 hour +
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Give each team a packet of spaghetti and a packet of marshmallows. The team that builds the tallest spaghetti and marshmallow tower wins! You'll be surprised by the things people can come up wit...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
This is an excellent ice breaker activity in it's simplest form! If you haven't heard of "Table Topics" before, they are a great tool to use to help people get to know each other and to inspire int...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Over $20
Its as if you have an invisible ball you are passing around the circle. there are a few different moves you need to learn. you have to say the word and do the action for each. Wiz - one arm sco...
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All On All
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
1) Each person gets a straw 2) The straw must be held using their mouth 3) They have to pass the rubberband around using the straw. 4) If the rubberband DROPS, the straw has to be CUT Rules: 1)...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
You can do this team building activity with a single group (maybe as an team growth activity for your small group) or as a bigger group team challenge. You'll need a group with at least four or fiv...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
The objective of this game is to get everyone to laugh while you can not laugh yourself. Have everyone sit in a circle facing each other. When it is someones turn, they have to say or act something ...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
I have nooooo idea why, but our youth group loved this game. Basically, it involves a designated person standing in the middle of the room, blindfolded. They are the swinger of the cat. We turned o...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
This game requires a fair bit of trouble and preparedness, but it's worth it if you have the time. I thought it would be nice to have a relatively easy food night that resulted in something that you w...
Inside
Multiple Teams
1 hour +
Extreme Mess
Over $20
A simple bible quiz is a great way to help kids comprehend bible passages and stories. It can be used a tool for learning in small groups, an ice breaker for a big group or maybe as a round in a quiz ...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
You start by splitting everyone up into teams of two. Everyone is standing and has their backs against each other. Holding their hands in the air, they have to sit on the floor without falling over. A...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
The object of this small group ice breaker game is to reveal unknown things about yourself to the group in a fun atmosphere. A person states three things about themself. Two must be true and one a ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This can be played in a pair, a small group or a larger crowd - but the more people there are, the harder it gets! Players have a conversation where each sentence begins with the next letter of the...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Set the game up by having two lots of two bowls facing each other. One on one side of the room and one on the other side of the room. Have two teams line up on one side of the room. Have each perso...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
A group of players sit in circle. One person is placed standing in the middle of the circle and blindfolded. That person is then turned around a few times so as to be unfamiliar with the sitting posit...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Each person gets a piece of paper and a pen. They need to write down their name and three facts about themselves. The facts could be anything - maybe some more obscure ones that other people wouldn't ...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Everyone is to have socks on and no shoes. They are to stand inside a designated area, and when a leader says go, they all must wrestle each other to get thier socks of. Can be played so that whoe...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
A great way to reinforce what has just been taught... Instead of the traditional pop-quiz to see how much the kids of retained from the bible talk, try something a bit different... Give the kids...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Before playing, designate two actions for 'true' and 'false' (such as hands on heads or hands behind back) and hand out five matchsticks to each player. When it is a players turn they say their ONE ST...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Description: An icebreaker for a small group that gets everyone involved with the coordination of hands, voice and pace. Secondary Objectives: To use hand gestures when signalled without making a m...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
In teams, give the kids an even amount of ice cream on a plate, on a table outside. Using only their hands, give them 5 minutes to make a snowman. Best snowman wins. It's good team work, because to...
Outside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This get to know you game is best played in a smaller group of around 10 or so people. If playing in a larger youth group, I'd recommend splitting up into smaller groups. Everyone must partner up ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
It's an exhilarating, fast-paced game that involves four people slinging each other back and forth within a human sized stretchable band. Detailed instructions can be found at http://www.thehumansl...
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Whole Group
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
Over $20
Hand Tennis, short for "Hantis" can involve any number of players. Four tables are set up in a 2x2 pattern. A player enters the game at the first table. As mistakes are made and points are scored, pla...
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Multi Player Duel
1 hour +
No Mess
No cost
Pretty much self explanitory, as the name suggests - get each player/team to build a house of cards. The player with the tallest tower in the allotted time wins! Make sure the kids don't destroy ea...
Inside
Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Divide group into smaller groups of ten. Disperse and even amount of biodegradable packing peanuts. (About 30-40 per team) Explain to students that when these specific type of packing peanuts get we...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
1. Divide the playing area into a circle of 4 equal triangles (An AWANA circle layout to divide the gym into 4 triangles works very well) 2. Divide your group into 4 equal teams of guys and girls ...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Each person is given a lolly snake. They have a time limit to make the longest snake by stretching it, or flattening it. If it breaks, they just use the longest bit in the judging at the end. Only 1 s...
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Single Player
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Create work stations in your venue to allow groups to work in relative privacy. Divide the youth group in to small teams and allocate them a handful of mince (enough for one burger patty) a burger bun...
Inside
Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
Extreme Mess
Over $20