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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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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Psychiatrist

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

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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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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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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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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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Banana Chomp Relay: Eat

Using the Bananas with the kids' names on them, pile all the bananas in a heap at the front...

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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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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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Blindfolded Musical Chairs

It's pretty much what the name suggests! Each person playing is blindfolded and chairs are spread randomly through the...

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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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Monkey in the Middle

For this icebreaker game, you'll need to form a circle with chairs. You have one person in the middle....

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Cup Stack Relay

Line two teams up next to each other with a table a few metres away from the start of...

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Queen Ann

The object is to figure out what Queen Ann likes... the leader says examples, Queen Ann likes toes but...

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Play Dough Pictionary

Split the group into groups of about 5 pleople and distribute them around the room. Each group is given a...

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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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Identity

Divide your group into 2 teams. Each person writes the name of a well known person they would like to...

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AhSoKo!

Description: An icebreaker for a small group that gets everyone involved with the coordination of hands, voice and pace....

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