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Searching for games submitted by 'Joel' 123 games found

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Often at the start of a youth camp or youth group year there are many people who don't know each other. Even the leaders often don't know many of kids. What's needed is a good ice breaker game which d...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Have everyone secretly write down the name of a person on a small piece of paper or a "post-it" note. It has to be a person that everyone in the room would know about - a famous historical figure, an ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
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
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
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
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
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...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
Hot Topic
For this icebreaker game you'll need to set up your chairs in a circle facing inwards. Make sure there is one less chair than there are players. Select one player to start off in the middle. They m...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
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
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
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
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
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...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
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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Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 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...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
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
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
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 ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
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
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hold out 5 fingers (well, 4 and your thumb) Go around the circle and one at a time, each person announces something that they have never done, beginning the sentence with the phrase "Never have I ever...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Talking Point
Simply announce that you want everyone lined up across the room by birth-date. Only catch: no talking. Once they are all lined up, ask certain people their birthdays just to be sure. You can have t...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
A fun group game, sure to provide a whole lot of laughs. Might be suitable for a disco night at your youth group! Set up the group to stand in a circle, and choose one player to be the detective. S...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 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
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
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
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
This game is very simple. Perfect for a sleepover party or a late night camp gamer. Make a room be able to go from pitch black to full light with the flick of a switch, and I'm serious pitch black....
Inside
Whole Group
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Talking Point
Select one person from your group to be the captain. They must stand on one side of the playing field (usually just in a room or hall) facing the wall. The rest of the group must all start with one...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
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
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Talking Point
This simulation game is a great one to play on a youth camp. It involves a lot of running and team work but also involves some problem solving skills. You'll need a decent bunch of leaders to run the ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This is a game that we always play at my youth group. I guess it's kind of a reverse version of Hide and Seek - because the whole group is looking for just one person. So, one youthian is chosen by...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 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
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
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...
Inside
All On All
5 - 10 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
0 - 5 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
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
1. Tell the group to get into pairs, preferably with a person who has a similar height/weight to them. 2. Get them to designate one person from their pair to be the "jockey" and one person to be th...
Inside
Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
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 ...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Get the group to take off their right shoe. Then throw all the shoes in a big pile in the middle of the room. Tell everyone from the group to grab a random shoe from the pile and put it on their sp...
Inside
Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
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
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This is soccer. Soccer with not just one ball, not just two balls, but three balls! You'll need three balls, preferably all of a different colour. This game can be really useful to keep as many people...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
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
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is an excellent ice breaker activity in it's simplest form! If you haven't heard of "Table Topics" before, they are a great tool to use to help people get to know each other and to inspire int...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Over $20
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...
Inside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Both teams line up sitting down facing away from each other. Everyone holds hands. At one end, the 2 players from either team line, face inwards and place their hands by their sides - ready to grab...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 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
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Play this game with the same rules as volleyball except with 3 teams. Have 2 teams play against one another while the third team acts as the net. The "net" team can play a big part in this game as the...
Inside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Hot Topic
Talking Point
Simple relay structure for this game. 4 teams line up at one end. Place a bowl of peas (or whatever you are using) at the other end. The first player from each team has to run to the other end and ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
A great ice breaker game which is sure to lighten the mood and get people feeling comfortable around one another. Get the group to stand around in a big circle, all facing inwards. Choose a leader ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get a number of volunteers up the front. It can often work better if you don't tell them what they are in for. Have the jars of baby food hidden so the players can't see them. Have them stand in a ...
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Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
A great way to help people open up to each other is to ask them fun questions that allow them to express their personality or interesting things about them. This youth group icebreaker game basically ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get everyone to huddle in a group in the middle of the room and join each hand with someone across the circle. Once everyone has joined hands, let them know their task is now to untangle themselves. ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get 4 kids to lie down on their backs in a small circle with their legs sticking up in the air. So their feet should be touching at the top, making a kind of table. Put the full bucket of water on her...
Outside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Extreme Mess
No cost
This is a great youth group ice breaker game. Would work really well to help the group mingle and get comfortable being around one another. You'll needa jenga set or even a giant jenga set if you h...
Inside
All On All
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This is a classic kids party game and is great fun especially for a group of junior youth kids. One kid will sit on a chair facing away from the group with their eyes closed and have the keys or co...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is one of the easiest games to set up... but one of the most annoying games to clean up! Divide your hall into halves or quarters or however many teams you want to have (may depend on the size...
Inside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
This is a game we made up by accident back at youth group in good old days. Basically... everyone in the group spins around on their own, while looking up, for a certain amount of time (ie. 1 minut...
Outside
Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This group game could be used as an ice breaker game or just as a relaxed game. It's a cross between Telephone and Pictionary. Would work well in a whole group setting (depending on how big the ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost