Get to know you games

Similar to ice breaker games, "get to know you games" are games that help kids mingle and find out a little bit about each other. It might be a game that simply introduces names, or it might go deeper.

These games are great for breaking the ice and helping new kids feel welcomed.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Mingle Mingle Mingle

This is a good youth group game to get kids mingling together and to help kids to get to...

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Table Topics

This is an excellent ice breaker activity in it's simplest form! If you haven't heard of "Table Topics" before,...

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Get To Know You Bang

This is the "get to know you" edition of the youth group game called "Bang". You'll need to know...

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Talkin Bout Your Generation

Played this game in a fairly large youth group but could work for smaller groups too! If you are...

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What If?

You give each person the two pieces of paper. Tell them to write on one piece a random question...

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Remember Everything

This get to know you game is best played in a smaller group of around 10 or so people. If...

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Snowball Fight

This is a great fun get to know you game. It works well as an ice breaker game and...

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Question Circle Rotate

This is a fantastic "get to know you" game. Split the kids into two groups - tell one group...

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Who Are You?

Each person gets a piece of paper and a pen. They need to write down their name and three...

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