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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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Everyone sits in a circle. Each player chooses a fruit or vegetable. Player A says their fruit/veggie, then the player's fruit/vegie that they want to pass it on to... ie Player A says "Strawberry st...
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All On All
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Team Architect is basically a game where you get each team to build something with very little amounts of strange materials. For example, you could give each team a packet of pop sticks and a roll of ...
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Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
Hot Topic
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 ...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
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...
Outdoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Extreme Mess
Under $20
Hot Topic
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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Cooperative
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Two people stand facing each other with about a shoulder's span between them and thier feet together. They must try to make the other player move thier feet by slapping thier opponent's hands only. (t...
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Cooperative
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
The group stands in the middle of a room (or if outside, between two markers eg cones). one wall/marker is nominated 'true' and the other 'false'. The leader reads a statement, eg 'bats aren't act...
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All On All
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
No cost
How to Play: Basically, there will be three teams. One is the Zombies, one is the Survivors, the last is the Helpers. The goal of this game is for the Survivors to get back to the starting point wi...
Outdoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
First off I wanted to say that this is probably one of my all time favourite youth group games. It is one of those games that just involves burning off a lot of energy! The basic idea is that there...
Outdoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
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...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
This is a high paced game of concentration and reaction time. The goal of the game is to become #1 by tripping up the people ahead of you. WARNING: This game gets loud. You'll need to set up the ch...
Indoors
All On All
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost
This game is best played with a small group. Place 20 or more cups in the middle of the room, put half of them upside down and the other half the right way up. Divide the group into 2 teams and ...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
Some Mess
No cost
Capture the flag is one of the most popular wide games ever and is great to play on a youth camp in a location with plenty of running space. SET UP 1. Find a location to play. The ideal location...
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Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
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
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
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
Standard (15 - 45 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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Overview: Time to embrace my inner nerd! This is a game based off a certain British science fiction TV show I won't name. Anyway, this game combines teamwork, reflexes, running, skill, and the occasio...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
Under $20
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...
Indoors
All On All
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost
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....
Indoors
All On All
Standard (15 - 45 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
Standard (15 - 45 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
Quick (5 - 15 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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
Under $20
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
Under $20
Object: To have only your gender sitting on the couch. Set-Up: If you don't have a couch large enough to fit four people, just designate four chairs as the "couch". Circle the rest of the chairs,...
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Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
This game is a fantastic group mixer ice breaker activity. Player must wander around the room and battle each other in Rock, Paper, Scissors. The winner evolves to the next stage and the loser stay...
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All On All
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
No cost
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
This is a game that you will want to play in an open area such as outside or in a Gymnasium. The goal of the game is to single highhandedly get everyone else with out going down yourself. It is a good...
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Up Front Duel
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
Under $20
This is a game that requires little preparation and is fun among small groups. Have the players sit in a large circle so they can easily separate their "families" (more on that soon). Next, get pla...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost
Fresh is a classic youth group running and strategy game. It's good for those kids who like to show off their speed, but also for those who'd rather stand still and out wit someone. It can be a rea...
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Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
This is a wildly popular indoor exhausting game. The game begins with all participants touching a wall. The dodge balls are thrown up in the air and play begins. The object is to not get out. Yo...
Indoors
All On All
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
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...
Indoors
All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
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. ...
Indoors
All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Line up kids. When you say go, they run as fast as they can, screaming as loud as they can as far as they can. When they can scream no longer, they drop to the ground (dramatic falls are best) ...
Outdoors
All On All
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Arrange the chairs in a big circle, everyone to sit on a chair apart from one person, who stands in the middle of the circle. The person standing in the middle starts the game off by stating someth...
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All On All
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost
1) Give ten players a glowstick for the game, which they will wear around their wrists. Obviously, the game is played at night--preferably outdoors, at a camp. 2) Explain the following situation as...
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Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
Under $20
When youth leader says "draw weapons", each person sits on a pew or chair with their Bible held up in air with binding facing them (this is to keep people from putting their fingers IN the Bible while...
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All On All
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Place a chocolate block in the center of the table. The candy should stay in its wrapper and, to make the game last longer, you could wrap the chocolate block in layers of gift-wrapping paper as well....
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All On All
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
This is a really great running wide game - good for burning off a lot of energy. However, it's also a good wide game for those who might not like to run as it involves a lot of strategy. 1. Set up ...
Outdoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
One of my favourite things is taking something normal and making it life-size. The game of battleships is great fun to play normally, so naturally - a human version is twice as fun. You'll need to ...
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Multiple Teams
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Get a volunteer to be the President, once they are chosen divide the rest of the kids into 2 unequal groups (either a 2:1 ratio or 3:1) the smaller group is then the President's body guards (for added...
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Multiple Teams
Long (45 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...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
This is simply the old TV game revisited. Central to this game is a list of questions and survey answers. You could make them up. But using David Morris' hard work is a better option. The game will wo...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
Extreme Mess
Under $20
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
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost