Icebreaker games for team building

46 games found

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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Ultimate Icebreaker

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tug of Water War!

Before the game starts place all the objects at a hidden place where you it is not too difficult...

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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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Skit Night

We came up with this at our first lock-in 3 years ago and it is one of our most requested...

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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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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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Helium Stick

You can do this team building activity with a single group (maybe as an team growth activity for your...

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The Human Slingshot

It's an exhilarating, fast-paced game that involves four people slinging each other back and forth within a human sized...

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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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Straws and Rubberbands

1) Each person gets a straw 2) The straw must be held using their mouth 3) They have to pass the rubberband...

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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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Big Feed

The idea of this game is to feed people, who are sitting on their hands, with a spoon stuck...

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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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Spot The Difference

Divide your group into two teams. Stand the first group in a line facing the second group. The second...

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The Bible Sells

Split up your group into equal sized teams. Five players each team works best, but can be adjusted to...

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Spaghetti and Marshmallows

Give each team a packet of spaghetti and a packet of marshmallows. The team that builds the tallest spaghetti...

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Feet Pictionary

Set Up: - Divide the whole group into 2 teams, based on sides of the room. Any size youth group...

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Sitting Soccer

Objective/Rules: Score the soccer ball on one end of the line WITHOUT letting one's back-side leave the chair....

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Families

This is a game that requires little preparation and is fun among small groups. Have the players sit in...

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Generation Jeopardy

Basically this is a fun game of Jeopardy. I went through and picked 5 topics that I thought our students...

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Amoeba Tag

If you don't know anything about science, an Amoeba is a type of cell that eats other cells by...

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Steal the Bacon

This game is simple and is a great icebreaker among youth groups and camps. Divide the group into four...

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Raining Balloons

1. Blow up all the balloons bought and evenly distribute them into 2 different large garage bags (do this beforehand) 2. Divide...

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The Stories of Your Names

Divide group into smaller groups (3-4 people). Give each group 1 sheet of paper and a pencil. Write every person's...

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Monsters inc. (sully says)

Works very similar to Simon says or just as a fun way of keeping everyone warm without the sully...

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Category Chaos

This game can be played as individuals or in teams. Each player (or team) will need a piece of...

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Sneaky Rope Battle

This is a two player battle game, perfect for a one-on-one duel or up the front challenge. Place the...

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