100+ free guides – how to play!

Explore our free instructions for over 100+ of our favorite family friendly icebreaker ideas, teambuilding activities and group games!

Easy-to-follow guides are useful for classrooms, corporate training, team building, camps, churches and youth groups, parties, retreats and parties! Featuring updates now with new online icebreaker activities! (New July 8 post: corporate games for Zoom and online hybrid settings).


Below, you can find them sorted by your group size (small, medium, large and extra large) and by type (active, get-to-know-you, team building, party game, etc.).

All of our step-by-step idea guides are totally free!  But if you prefer to have a printable PDF eBook version of the games collection (with no ads!), you can download it instantly for $5.99.

Activities by group size

small group

(ideas for 2-5 people)

medium group

(ideas for 5-10 people)

large group

(ideas for 10-30 people)

extra large group

(ideas for 30 or more people)

Click here to read all 100+ icebreaker ideas by name

See our complete collection of all icebreaker games. We’ve handpicked them and have tried them all. They are guaranteed to be useful for your next event.

Icebreakers by category

Choose a category below to see many articles with step by step instructions for how to play.


  • Try these action packed games that might cause you to break a sweat! Players may need to run around or do something quickly to play.

Team building

  • For work or other settings, these activities will build teamwork and unity, often involving planning, strategy or trust.

For parties

  • Party time! Here are activities for your next shindig and party games, whether it be a wedding, birthday party, or other celebrations!


  • Activities that help people get to know each other. Let’s go deep — or find out interesting things about each other.

For classrooms

  • Icebreaker ideas especially for teachers and students! These can work well in the classroom or school!

Brand new: virtual icebreakers for Zoom (2021 pandemic edition — activities that work well over Zoom or other online meetings)

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