A Little About Yourself

Synopsis: Kids introduce themselves by stating their names and responses to a question.
Keywords: Icebreaker, get to know you, introductions

Acrostic

Synopsis: Youth introduce themselves to each other by creating acrostics of their own names.
Keywords: Icebreaker, getting to know you, games

Acrostic Icebreaker (Enhanced)

Synopsis: Youth use acrostics to introduce themselves. An acrostic is an arrangement of words in which certain letters in each line, when taken in order, spell out a word or motto. It can be used as a simple icebreaker or be used to springboard into a lesson on identity, character, reputation, and living a life that will leave a positive legacy behind.
Keywords: identity, personality, legacy, character, reputation

Action Bingo

Synopsis: Game Materials Print the list of items on a sheet of paper for each person. Game Objective Each person must perform the action in front of someone and then those who participated or observed must sign beside the item. Items...
Keywords:

Action Bingo (Enhanced)

Synopsis: Can you perform all the action on the list before someone else? It’s wacky and silly fun for everyone. Have a digital camera ready for some really crazy snapshots!
Keywords: Dreams, goals, vision, courage, determination, purpose in life.

Alter Ego

Synopsis: Who would you like to be?
Keywords: Identity, heroes, idols, models, role models, mentors

Animal Kingdom

Synopsis: Youth will identify themselves with an animal the most reflects some aspect of their personality.
Keywords: Personality, Icebreaker, Crowdbreaker, Getting to know you, animals

Are your Icebreakers a SNORE?

Synopsis: Learn how you can use icebreakers to energize your meeting and avoid the SNORES of boredom.
Keywords: Icebreakers, meetings, introductions, getting to know you, energizers, groups, team building

Balloon Pop

Synopsis: Popping balloons as an icebreaker!
Keywords: Icebreaker, Getting to know each other, personal sharing

Bang-Bang Your Dead!

Synopsis: Elimination game to help you learn each others names
Keywords: icebreaker, getting to know you, introductions

Barnyard

Synopsis: Youth make the sounds of animals and and follow the sounds to find the rest of their teammates
Keywords: Crowdbreakers, Icebreakers, Group Games, animals, sounds

Biggest Smile

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will make the biggest smile they can.
Keywords: smile, encouragement, icebreakers, crowdbreakers, getting to know you, introductions

Bob

Synopsis: Use this icebreaker to allow youth to quickly learn each others names.
Keywords: Games, Icebreaker, getting to know you, game to learn names, identity, peer pressure

Books of the Bible

Synopsis: In this icebreaker puzzle, youth will discover 16 books of the bible.
Keywords: Bible Books, Books of the Bible, puzzle, icebreaker

Books of the Bible - Puzzle 2

Synopsis: In this icebreaker puzzle, youth will discover 30 books of the bible.
Keywords: Bible Books, Books of the Bible, puzzle, icebreaker

Build a Burger

Synopsis: Youth will divide into groups of various sizes to introduce themselves to each other.
Keywords: Icebreaker, Group Builder, Team building, Introductions, crowdbreakers, getting to know you

Buzz

Synopsis: Youth must avoid saying the number seven as part of any number or any multiple of the number 7
Keywords: icebreaker, crowdbreaker, change, putting on the new man, regeneration, growth, discipline

Candy Teams

Synopsis: Use candy to divide your group into teams
Keywords: Candy, Icebreaker, crowdbreaker, breaking the group into teams

Card Sharks

Synopsis: Ken's original selection of icebreaker game ideas involving playing cards that was published by Group.
Keywords: Icebreaker, Crowdbreaker

Chatter Bugs

Synopsis: A fast-paced icebreaker game for youth where partners quickly share answers to a question from the facilitator. Partners and questions are changing all the time.
Keywords: Icebreaker game for youth, Listening, communication, ice breaker, ice-breaker, party games, training games

Christmas - Across the Line

Synopsis: Which side are you on? Do you know where you stand? Find out in this Christmas icebreaker where participants move back and forth to opposite sides of the room depending on their Christmas related preferences.
Keywords: Christmas games, Christmas discussion questions, choices, preferences, character, attitudes, personality, habits, change, unity, teamwork, strengths, weaknesses, traits, relationships, similarities, values, characteristics

Christmas Card Puzzler

Synopsis: Use this activity as an icebreaker / crowdbreaker to divide your youth into teams at a Christmas Party.
Keywords: Mixer, Crowdbreaker, Icebreaker, Christmas Cards, Christmas Games, Holiday Games

Christmas Carol Sing-a-long

Synopsis: Divide your youth into groups by giving them various Christmas songs to hum.
Keywords: Christmas Games, Holiday Games, Icebreakers, Crowdbreakers, Christmas Songs and Carols

Christmas Forward and Backward

Synopsis: Can you make it around the circle to win?
Keywords: Christmas Game, Holiday Game

Christmas Hoax

Synopsis: Use the Christmas icebreaker to find out a little about each other.
Keywords: Icebreaker, Crowdbreaker

Christmas Sign-Up

Synopsis: Get people to sign your list if the Christmas statement is true for them.
Keywords: Christmas Games, Holiday games, icebreaker

Connected

Synopsis: This icebreaker game is often called “spider web” because at the end of the icebreaker, a large web of interconnected string or yarn will be created. You can use this icebreaker to discuss interdependence on one another, picking up the slack for another person, uplifting others, and teamwork.
Keywords: Closeness, unity, relationships, teamwork, interdependence, picking up the slack for another person, uplifting others, teamwork, encouragement

Did Jesus Use Icebreakers?

Synopsis: How can you "break the ice" with a youth who is a total stranger and guide the discussion from an awkward silence into a meaningful conversation?
Keywords: icebreakers, introductions, jesus, creative teaching, application

Draw Your Name

Synopsis: This is a fun youth that do not know each other at all. Youth will try to reveal their name to a partner merely by drawing. No other communication is allowed.
Keywords: icebreaker, getting to know you, introductions, sharing your faith, evangelism, witnessing, sharing the gospel

Draw the Names of God

Synopsis: This icebreaker activity makes a great creative learning activity to help introduce youth to some of the many names of God. If use the names of God and Christ related to the Christmas Story it also serves as a great icebreaker or Bible Study discussion starter for Christmas.
Keywords: Names of God, Christmas

Dream Vacation

Synopsis: Youth will share a little about themselves as they choose a dream vacation that reflects their life goals.
Keywords: Icebreakers, Introductions, getting to know you, dreams, goals, future

Ducks in a Row

Synopsis: In this icebreaker game, youth must arrange their group in order according to specific criteria.
Keywords: order, decisions, choices, direction, trust, faith, belief

Easter "Who am I?"

Synopsis: Match the fun fact with the person
Keywords: Easter Games, Icebreakers, crowdbreakers, Holiday games

Easter Card Puzzler

Synopsis: Youth match their pieces to the card design to find their groups in this Easter crowdbreaker.
Keywords: Easter, Icebreaker, Crowdbreaker

Easter Egg "Who Am I" Icebreaker

Synopsis: In this Easter Icebreaker, youth will need to discover each other's secret Easter identity.
Keywords: Easter Icebreaker Game

Easter Egg Teams

Synopsis: Use Easter Eggs to break your group into teams.
Keywords: Easter, Icebreakers, crowbreakers, Easter Games, Holiday Games, Plastic Easter Eggs, Easter egg ideas

Easter Forward and Backwards

Synopsis: Can you make it around the circle to win?
Keywords: Christmas Game, Holiday Game

Easter Hoax

Synopsis: Use this Easter icebreaker to find out a little about each other and link it the fact that Christ's resurrection was no hoax.
Keywords: Icebreak, Crowdbreaker, Easter Games, Holiday Games, Resurrection, Truth

Easter Sign-up

Synopsis: Be the first to get someone to sign your list for each of the Easter characteristics, or to have the most names before the time is up.
Keywords: Easter Games, Holiday Games, Icebreakers, Crowdbreakers

Evaluating Icebreakers

Synopsis: Some key questions for evaluating icebreakers and icebreaker games.
Keywords: icebreaker activities, warm up, discussion starters, icebreaker games, evaluating ice-breakers

Everything I ever did

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will try to guess the key events in another person's life.
Keywords: Icebreaker, icebreakers, getting to know you, introductions, redemption

Everything in Common

Synopsis: In this icebreaker, teams race to create lists of things that all the team members have in common.
Keywords: Icebreaker, crowdbreaker, getting to know you, Body of Christ, church, Similarities, Differences, Unity, Division

Eye Contact

Synopsis: It has been said that the "eyes are a window into the soul." Use this game to help participants to begin to see the world through the eyes of others, and to learn to project a caring attitude toward others.
Keywords: communication, relationships, understanding, feelings, care, non-verbal communication, body language.

Family Tree

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will refer to each other by famous personalities in their real or fictional family trees.
Keywords: Icebreaker, crowdbreaker, heir, geneology, heritage, ancestry, children of God

Famous Friendships

Synopsis: Use famous friendships to match couples in this icebreaker/crowbreaker
Keywords: icebreakers, crowdbreaker, getting to know you, introductions

Favorite?

Synopsis: These discussion questions make great icebreakers to allow people to get to know each other a little better by asking them about their favorites!
Keywords: questions, discussion, like and dislikes,

Find the Leader

Synopsis: Use this icebreaker game as an introduction to a lesson on leadership?
Keywords: Icebreaker, crowbreaker, leadership, setting an example for others to fllow, spiritual leadership

Get Lost

Synopsis: This game provides an opportunity to mix the group up and for them to share information about themselves in a non-threatening way while having fun.
Keywords: acceptance, rejection, inclusion, social groups, cliques, relationships, teamwork, unity, salvation

Guess Who?

Synopsis: Divided into at least 2 groups of 4-6 people, an individual youth will attempt to get his/her team to guess a name written on a piece of paper.
Keywords: icebreaker game, names, guess, charades

Guess the Mother? or Child?

Synopsis: Use this activity as an icebreaker for your Mother's Day event.
Keywords: Mother's Day, Mom, Mother

Ho Hum

Synopsis: Youth / Children hum a tune to find their groups.
Keywords: Icebreaker, games, introductions

I Never

Synopsis: In this high energy icebreaker, youth learn a lot of fun facts about each other pertaining to the things that they have never done.
Keywords: Icebreaker, Getting to Know You, crowdbreaker, Introductions

Ice Breakers : Knowing the Ice

Synopsis: Learn some key principles for making your ice breaker the highlight of your next party, team event, and classroom discussion!
Keywords: ice breaker, energizers, games, training, crowdbreakers, group facilitation, meetings, team building, workshops, coaching

Incredible Word Puzzles

Synopsis: Try out these incredible Picture Puzzles
Keywords: Puzzles, Icebreakers, Pictures

Jelly Bean Teams

Synopsis: Use Jelly Beans to break your group into teams.
Keywords: Easter, Icebreakers, crowbreakers, Easter Games, Holiday Games, Jelly Beans, Jelly Bean Games

Just for Laughs

Synopsis: Youth will learn a little about each other as they share experiences that have caused them to laugh.
Keywords: icebreaker, crowd-breaker, crowdbreaker, introductions, getting to know you, happiness, laughter, joy

Left Holding the Bag - Game Idea

Synopsis: This game is based on the familiar English idiom to be "left holding the bag."
Keywords: blame, responsibility, forgiveness, sin, punishment, atonement, propitiation, Easter, Good Friday, Trial of Jesus

Living Statues

Synopsis: Have you ever tried to change someone? To shape someone into your idea of a perfect husband, a perfect child, a perfect parent? Do our expectations of others in the group help them or hinder them?
Keywords: change, example, imitate, inspire, expectations, peer pressure, influencing others, mentoring

Love Your Neighbor

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will discover some common characteristics of others in the group
Keywords: love, icebreaker, crowdbreaker, getting to know you, introductions

Matching Emotions

Synopsis: Display the given emotion until you find the other members of your group.
Keywords: Love, Emotions, Heart, Feelings

Name Lineup

Synopsis: Line up the group by first names without talking.
Keywords: Icebreaker, game, Introductions, Form a line

Name my City

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will learn the names of others in the group.
Keywords: icebreakers, getting to know you, introductions, home, origins, background, choices, decisions

Olympic Icebreaker: Famous Olympic Athletes

Synopsis: Use the names of famous Olympic Athletes in the problem solving icebreaker.
Keywords: Olympic Athletes, icebreakers, crowd breakers, warm up activities, get to know you, sports, competition, race

Olympic Icebreakers: Olympic Sport Pantomimes

Synopsis: Various Olympic Sports related Icebreakers
Keywords: Olympic Sports, icebreakers, get to know you, crowdbreakers, ice breakers, sports competition, team

Olympic Icebreakers: Spiritual Sports Similies

Synopsis: What sport most closely resembles your spiritual walk?
Keywords: icebreakers, group activities, crowd breakers, Olympics, sports events, competition, race

One Word

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will communicate things about themselves using single words..
Keywords: Icebreaker, getting to know you, introductions, communication Christ, the Word made flesh

Opossum

Synopsis: In this icebreaker, team members must run around a person who is playing dead on the floor then join them playing opossum.
Keywords: icebreaker, crowdbreaker, getting to know you, introductions, dead to sin, alive in Christ

Orchestra

Synopsis: In the icebreaker, youth will mime particular instruments and learn a little about the musical tastes of others.
Keywords: Icebreakers, Music, instruments, harmony, unity, body of Christ. getting to know you, introductions

Personal Questions with a Twist

Synopsis: interesting personal questions for icebreakers
Keywords: questions, icebreakers, discussion, identity

Pet Introductions Icebreaker

Synopsis: Simple Icebreaker Idea = Pet +street name introductions
Keywords: icebreaker idea, game, introduction

Photo Freeze Frames!

Synopsis: Can you imitate the people in the photo and be the first to complete all the images?
Keywords: expectations, role models, mentors, example, character, individuality, identity, conformity, peer pressure

Profiles

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will try to guess the identity of other youth by looking at their profiles.
Keywords: Image of Christ, Image of the Father, icebreaker, crowdbreaker, getting to know you, Christian Living, evangelism

Rhyme Time

Synopsis: Youth will ask and answer questions in rhyme
Keywords: icebreaker, questions, doubts, getting to know you, introductions

Scruples Shuffle

Synopsis: Youth will answer questions of scruples in the icebreaker.
Keywords: icebreaker, getting to know you, introductions, grey areas, gray areas, questions, morals, values, right and wrong

Shadrach Meshach Abednego

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will learn the names of others in the group.
Keywords: icebreaker, trials, difficulties, taking a stand, getting to know you, introductions

Showing True Colors

Synopsis: Youth walk around the room introducing themselves to each other and taping colored paper pieces to people who remind them of that color in some way.
Keywords: Icebreaker, Crowdbreaker, Getting to know youth, Sharing, gifts, talents, colors, rainbow, body of Christ

Splitting Youth into Groups: Make a Word

Synopsis: Use this activity to introduce a topic and divide the youth into small groups or teams at the same time.
Keywords: Icebreaker activity, introducing topics, breaking youth up into groups, forming teams

Steering Your Icebreaker: Successful Ice-Breakers

Synopsis: Using icebreakers successfully is similar to being able to tell a good story.
Keywords: ice breaker, energizers, games, training, crowd-breakers, group facilitation, meetings, team building, workshops, coaching

Story of Your Name

Synopsis: Everyone has stories, often fascinating ones, based around their names. Use this icfebreaker to learn about the names of people in your group.
Keywords: Icebreaker, Getting to know each other, name, family, genealogy

SuperBowl Teams

Synopsis: Can you identify all the football teams?
Keywords: Football, superbowl, teams, puzzles, after game fellowship, 5th quarter, half-time game

True or False

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will try to separate the fact from the fiction as they share 3 true statements and one false statement about themselves.
Keywords: Icebreaker, getting to know you, introductions, identity, who am I?, truth

Valentine Candy Bingo

Synopsis: Can you cover all the squares in your Bingo Board with the candy conversation hearts?
Keywords: Valentine's Day Games, Hearts, Holiday Games, Love, relationships

Valentine Candy Teams

Synopsis: Use Valentine candy hearts as a crowbreaker to break your group into teams.
Keywords: Valentine's Day, Hearts, Icebreakers, crowbreakers, Valentine's Games

Valentine Card Puzzler

Synopsis: Youth match their pieces to the card design to find their groups in this Valentine's Day crowdbreaker.
Keywords: Valentine's Day, Heart, Icebreaker, Crowdbreaker, Love, Relationships

Valentine's Day "Who Am I?"

Synopsis: Match the fun fact with the youth who wrote it
Keywords: Valentine's Day Games, Holiday Games, Relationships, love, hearts

Valentine's Day Boggle

Synopsis: In the Valentine's Day Game, party participants are to create as many words as possible before the timer runs out using only the letters in the word "Valentine"
Keywords: valentine's day game idea, valentine party, holiday games, word games

Valentine's Day Forward and Backward

Synopsis: In this Icebreaker game for your Valentine's Day Party, youth will move forward or backwards when they meet the Valentine's day criteria that is called out.
Keywords: Valentine's Day, love, dating, relationships

Valentine's Day True or False

Synopsis: Can you separate the Valentine's Day related facts from the fiction?
Keywords: Valentine's Day Party Game, Valentine's Day Icebreaker, heart, truth, honesty, integrity, identity, character, personality

Wacko

Synopsis: Sitting in a circle, names are called and the person in the center of the circle tries to "whack" them with a rolled up newspaper before they can call another name.
Keywords: icebreaker game, meetings, team building, introductions, getting to know you, group facilitation, warm-ups

We Doubt It

Synopsis: Dealing with doubts and questions.
Keywords: doubts, questions, answers, seeking God, searching, faith, belief

Weather Report

Synopsis: This is a good crowdbreaker to use at events or meetings that have been forced inside by inclement weather.
Keywords: Icebreaker, crowdbreaker, introductions, getting to know you, crowd-breaker

Welcoming new youth to the group

Synopsis: Whether it is a new person joining a youth club, school or church group, or just a group of youth meeting together for the first time, icebreakers provide opportunities for youth to let down their guards and get to know each other.
Keywords:

What is an Icebreaker?

Synopsis: Icebreakers are used in team building and when organizing small groups.
Keywords: icebreakers, groups, team building,

Who Am I?

Synopsis: In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will have a name pasted to their back and will wonder the room asking yes or no questions trying to discover who they are.
Keywords: names, icebreakers, getting to know you, introductions, character, being christlike

squirt

Synopsis: Use this game to encourage youth to learn the names of each other while having a controlled watergun fight!
Keywords: Icebreak, Crowdbreaker, Getting to know you, learning names, water games

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