Icebreaker games for large groups

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Human Paper Scissors Rock

This game is a variation of normal paper scissors rock. I'm going to assume you know how that one...

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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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The Chair Game

Arrange the chairs in a big circle, everyone to sit on a chair apart from one person, who stands...

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Celebrity Articulate

If you've ever played the famous board game "Articulate" then you'll love this game. It usually is easier to...

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Donkey Game

Everyone circles up, and two people start with a ball each. One ball is to be passed around the...

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Jenga Dare

This is a great youth group ice breaker game. Would work really well to help the group mingle and...

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Simple Word Games

There are many simple word games you can find at the website listed. Some of them can be played...

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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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The Ultimate Quiz

Divide the group into teams of between 5 and ten people (If you are running a camp with small groups,...

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Shuffle Bums

You get all the chairs in a circle and have the people playing sit on them. Make sure there...

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Telephone

A classic and fun party game for all ages! 1. Get players to sit in a circle facing inwards. 2. Pick...

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Going Up or Going Down?

You start by splitting everyone up into teams of two. Everyone is standing and has their backs against each...

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Rock Paper Scissors Evolution

This game is a fantastic group mixer ice breaker activity. Player must wander around the room and battle each...

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Top & Bottom Tag

Gather your players into two teams. Tell one team to put one of their hands on their head, and...

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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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Giants, Wizards, and Elves

Summary: An icebreaker / action oriented game good for medium and large sized groups. Similar to a game of rock,...

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Human Traffic Lights

Whilst the music is playing, all players must dance around the room and when the music stops players must...

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Chaos

Get the youth to make a circle with the chairs facing inwards. There needs to be one less chair...

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Paper Telephone

Ok, so we all remember the kids game telephone, where the person at the front of the line whispers...

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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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Make It Out Of A Chair

First, you split up into groups of 3-5. You should have at least three teams to play. Each team...

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Dinosaurs

1. Choose one person to be the "Danger Alert" or choose an adult or a group leader or something. Give...

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