the best icebreaker ideas: how to play!

Free Instructions for over 100+ of our favorite family friendly icebreaker ideas, teambuilding activities and group games! These easy-to-follow guides are useful for a wide variety of settings: classrooms, corporate training and team building, camps, churches and youth groups, parties, retreats, and parties!  Please share this site with your friends!

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
activities

(ideas for 2-5 people)

large group
activities

(ideas for 10-30 people)

medium group
activities

(ideas for 5-10 people)

extra large group
activities

(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

Active

  • Action packed games that might cause you to break a sweat! Players may need to run around or do something frantic.

Team building

  • Activities to build teamwork and unity, often involving planning, strategy or trust.

For parties

  • Activities for your next shindig (more good party games here), whether it be a wedding, birthday party, or other celebrations!

Get-to-know-you

  • 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!

Don’t forget to share this website with your friends.  Also check out our friends at educational game design and great group games.

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