Youth Group Icebreakers

Youth Group Games has a huge range of icebreaker games for youth ministry and groups. "Icebreakers" (or ice breakers) are games or activities that break the ice and help people get to know each other at group functions, parties and events.

Ice breaker games are great for small groups or large groups where there are many people who don't know each other.

Having some relaxed, fun icebreaker games, icebreaker activities or warmup games at the beginning of a group meeting can be a fantastic way to the ease the group in the becoming more relaxed around each other. To get some ice breaker activity ideas view our collection of ice breaker games for small groups, icebreaker games large groups, icebreaker games teamwork and team building activities.

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Secret Identity

Have everyone secretly write down the name of a person on a small piece of paper or a "post-it"...

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Mix & Meet

Get each person to grab some M&M's. Tell them not to eat them. Assign a different meaning to...

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Name Bingo

This is probably one of the oldest and most well known icebreakers. It's also known as "People Bingo" and...

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Shoe Talk

Often at the start of a youth camp or youth group year there are many people who don't know...

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Team Architect

Team Architect is basically a game where you get each team to build something with very little amounts of...

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Teeth

Everyone sits in a circle. Each player chooses a fruit or vegetable. Player A says their fruit/veggie, then...

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Remember Me?

Get your two teams to mingle together for a couple of minutes, and introduce themselves to each other. The...

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Blow Wind Blow

For this icebreaker game you'll need to set up your chairs in a circle facing inwards. Make sure there...

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Two Truths And A Tale

For this great get to know you game, each person must make three statements about themselves, one of which...

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Ultimate Icebreaker

This game is the ultimate icebreaker. Needs a bit a prep before hand - fill up some trays with...

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Slap Wrestling

Two people stand facing each other with about a shoulder's span between them and thier feet together. They must...

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Actionary

This icebreaker youth group game is a cross between pictionary, sculptionary and charades. Firstly come up with a list...

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Psychiatrist

Have the entire group sit in a circle; a room with couches and chairs are fine, as long as...

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Jockeys Up

1. Tell the group to get into pairs, preferably with a person who has a similar height/weight to them. 2....

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Speed Dating With a Twist

Set up the chairs in two circles, a small circle and a larger circle outside of that. Make sure...

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Honey If You Love Me...

This is a brilliant circle game! Basically get a circle of chairs set up and get the whole group...

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Never Have I Ever

Hold out 5 fingers (well, 4 and your thumb) Go around the circle and one at a time, each person announces...

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Celebrity Head Mania

Grab a whole bunch of sticky labels or masking tape and write the names of celebrities on the non-sticky...

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Mute Organisation

Simply announce that you want everyone lined up across the room by birth-date. Only catch: no talking. Once they...

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Shoe Shuffle

Get the group to take off their right shoe. Then throw all the shoes in a big pile in...

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Penny For Your Thoughts

Each kid gets a coin. When asked, they share something significant that happened to them the year the coin...

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The Tangled Chain

Get everyone to huddle in a group in the middle of the room and join each hand with someone...

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Musical Statues

I usually call this game dance and stop, because then the rules are even easier to explain. Play music,...

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Drip Drip Drop

Kind like duck duck goose but with water. Everyone sits in a circle and the game begins just like...

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Musical Boys and Girls

Divide the group up into girls and boys, but try to make sure that there is an even amount...

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Over the Mountain

I love this game for getting to know students. Each player sits in a chair in a circle facing...

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Sock Thief

Get everyone to take their shoes off. Give two spare socks to anyone not wearing any. Everyone gets down...

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The Toaster Game

Everyone sits in a circle. In the middle of the circle is a toaster. Put a piece of bread...

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Animal Noise Game

A great ice breaker game which is sure to lighten the mood and get people feeling comfortable around one...

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Poopdeck

For medium size to large groups indoor or out. Use tape to create large boxes on the floor or...

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True False Run

The group stands in the middle of a room (or if outside, between two markers eg cones). one wall...

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Where The Wind Blows

Everyone sits in a circle on chairs and one person is in the middle. The person in the middle...

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Four on the Couch

Object: To have only your gender sitting on the couch. Set-Up: If you don't have a couch large enough...

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Icebreaker Questions

A great way to help people open up to each other is to ask them fun questions that allow...

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Duck Duck Goose

Get the group to sit in a circle and then select one person to be "it". They must walk...

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The Name Game

This is a great get-to-know you style icebreaker. To start off, maybe get the group to stand in a...

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Do You Love Your Neighbour?

Get all the players to sit in a circle, except for one person who must stand in the middle...

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Name Tag

It's a great name game! It's like playing a game of tag, only when the person who is is...

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Poetry in Motion

This is a nice quiet activity when you've got a small cozy group and have some time to kill....

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I Tell A Lie

The object of this small group ice breaker game is to reveal unknown things about yourself to the group...

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Lost on a Deserted Island

"The situation is dire - following a shipwreck, everyone has been stranded on a deserted island! Each person is...

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Mix & Mingle

This get to know you game / ice break game is a great way to generate discussion amoungst a big...

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Sound Effects

Divide into groups of 5-6. Give each group a tape recorder and a list of sound effects. The object...

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Circle Untangle

This is an all time classic icebreaker game! Everyone stands in a big circle and then grabs onto two...

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If I Went to Mars...

Group is seated in circle. First person begins, 'My name is ... If I went to Mars, I would take....

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Banana Chomp Relay: Search

As the teens get there, have them print their name on a list. This gives you the right spelling...

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Mastermind

The classic game of Mastermind works well when solved as a whole group. The whole group must work together...

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Pantyhose Pull

2 players put an end of a pair of panty hose over each others head and hold it over there...

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Rock Paper Dragon

This game is great as an icebreaker and our group did it the first night of a youth confrence....

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Animals

The Group sits on chairs around in a circle with the odd man out standing in the middle trying...

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