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Often at the start of a youth camp or youth group year there are many people who don't know each other. Even the leaders often don't know many of kids. What's needed is a good ice breaker game which d...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Have everyone secretly write down the name of a person on a small piece of paper or a "post-it" note. It has to be a person that everyone in the room would know about - a famous historical figure, an ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
This is probably one of the oldest and most well known icebreakers. It's also known as "People Bingo" and "Get To Know You Bingo". It works for groups of all ages, and can be a really interesting game...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Talking Point
Get your two teams to mingle together for a couple of minutes, and introduce themselves to each other. The two teams sit on either side of the bed sheet. Two leaders pull the bed sheet up, hiding ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Set up the chairs in two circles, a small circle and a larger circle outside of that. Make sure that the chairs are facing each other and there are an equal amount of chairs in the inside circle as we...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a good youth group game to get kids mingling together and to help kids to get to know one another better. It might provide good conversation starters for kids later on. Get the whole group ...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This icebreaker youth group game is a cross between pictionary, sculptionary and charades. Firstly come up with a list of pictionary style words to use. Try to use words that might be easy enough t...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
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
This game is excellent for a competitive group. It tires everyone out really quickly and can provide a good opportunity to award a prize to the winner. You have one person to be the leader or "Capt...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Each person has a chair. Put 4 chairs in a row (or use a couple couches), the rest in a circle - works well with a range of players. The four on the sofa, or in a row, name off as Matthew Mark Luke an...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Same rules as chasey... except everyone is it! Get everyone to put their non-prefered hand on their head. Then, everyone has to run around in the specified area and get other people out by touching...
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Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get everyone to stand in a circle facing inwards. The leader running the game will need to stand in the middle of the circle. The leader points at someone in the circle. That person must duck down str...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hold out 5 fingers (well, 4 and your thumb) Go around the circle and one at a time, each person announces something that they have never done, beginning the sentence with the phrase "Never have I ever...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Simply announce that you want everyone lined up across the room by birth-date. Only catch: no talking. Once they are all lined up, ask certain people their birthdays just to be sure. You can have t...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 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
Talking Point
Divide your group into two teams. Stand the first group in a line facing the second group. The second group have a set amount of time (you decide) to look at the appearance of the other team. On...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
A fun group game, sure to provide a whole lot of laughs. Might be suitable for a disco night at your youth group! Set up the group to stand in a circle, and choose one player to be the detective. S...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Select one person from your group to be the captain. They must stand on one side of the playing field (usually just in a room or hall) facing the wall. The rest of the group must all start with one...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Create two groups of as many as possible and give them a long bible verse each. Tell the two groups they have a couple of minutes to transform that verse into a quick rap. The best rap will win! You c...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Divide everyone into teams. Select one player from each team to lay down with a cone in their mouth. Allocate each team portions of ingredients. Similar to a relay, using just a spoon, the teams mu...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
This is the "get to know you" edition of the youth group game called "Bang". You'll need to know the general rules of Bang to understand this game so it's best to read them first: Read the rules fo...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Talking Point
This is a simple and easy game that everyone in our youth loves!! You have a pole (a broom will suffice) and you place the pole on a stool. Everyone needs to gather around the pole and hold hands. ...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Line two teams up next to each other with a table a few metres away from the start of the line, each team has 15 cups stacked up like a pyramid. The first player will run to the table then collapse th...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
This is one of the simplest games I've known, but it still adds up to fun. Hopefully someone hasn't already covered it. 1. You'll need to play in a room with four corners, so it can't be circular....
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This activity is very simple and can be used for a wide variety of ages. 1) The group splits up into pairs. One pair starts by going up to kick. 2) The rest of the group decides who will pitch the b...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Grab a whole bunch of sticky labels or masking tape and write the names of celebrities on the non-sticky side. Then, without showing them the name, stick a label on the back of each person in your you...
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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...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get the group to take off their right shoe. Then throw all the shoes in a big pile in the middle of the room. Tell everyone from the group to grab a random shoe from the pile and put it on their sp...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
1. Tell the group to get into pairs, preferably with a person who has a similar height/weight to them. 2. Get them to designate one person from their pair to be the "jockey" and one person to be th...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Divide your youth group kids into some groups, 4 works well as a relay. Just make sure the groups aren't too big. Set them up in 4 lines across the room. Then send half of each team to the opposite...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Give the kids either in pairs or as individuals a plate and a tube of toothpaste. The bigger tubes work best. Tell them the challenge is to get all the toothpaste out of the tube as quick as possible....
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Play this game with the same rules as volleyball except with 3 teams. Have 2 teams play against one another while the third team acts as the net. The "net" team can play a big part in this game as the...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Usually played in a hall, this game requires 2 even teams. 1 team kneels down in a line through the middle of the room, ensuring there is plenty of space for people to run around them. They must kneel...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get a number of volunteers up the front. It can often work better if you don't tell them what they are in for. Have the jars of baby food hidden so the players can't see them. Have them stand in a ...
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Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Firstly blindfold the player and tell them that you have placed whole eggs around the hall. Their aim is to get to the other end of the hall without stepping on what they think are eggs. Instead...
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Single Player
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
A great ice breaker game which is sure to lighten the mood and get people feeling comfortable around one another. Get the group to stand around in a big circle, all facing inwards. Choose a leader ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 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
A great way to help people open up to each other is to ask them fun questions that allow them to express their personality or interesting things about them. This youth group icebreaker game basically ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
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
1. Find the story or book of the Bible you want to teach to your group at www.TheBrickTestament.com. The site has great Lego images which most people find entertaining in themselves. (Warning ... so...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
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
Played this game in a fairly large youth group but could work for smaller groups too! If you are familiar with the tv game show Talkin bout Your Generation there is a challenge at the end where they ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Everyone needs to pair up and one becomes the indian (pref. the smaller person) while the other becomes a teepee. You all form a circle with the teepees standing up holding the arms up high forming...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Ask for two volunteers. These people will attempt to tip everyone else, in order to do this they must touch the person with an apple. While holding the apple the tipper must keep one leg in the sam...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Everyone gets into groups of three. Two people stand facing each other and join hands to create an arch they are the tree, the third person crouches underneath it and becomes the squirrel. You need...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Cryptograms are great fun to use on scavenger hunts, treasure hunts and in simulation games. They can also be a useful way of introducing a memory verse. Competitions are always good too - first perso...
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Single Player
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This group game could be used as an ice breaker game or just as a relaxed game. It's a cross between Telephone and Pictionary. Would work well in a whole group setting (depending on how big the ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This game can either be played as an up-front game or as an all-play game. Either bring 4 people up front or break your group up into even teams of 4-6. Each team nominates one volunteer. Each volunte...
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Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
The timeless classic game - dodgeball - requires little set up effort and is always a winner. There are two ways to play it and they're both explained below: CLASSIC Divide the playing area (an ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost