Fabulous Flags Game

Extra Large Group, Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group, Small Group
Fabulous Flags (also known as the Personal Flags Game) is a useful icebreaker activity to help people convey what represents them or what is important to them.  Each person draws a flag that contains some symbols or objects that symbolizes who they are or what they enjoy. This get-to-know-you activity is best done indoors.  Any number of people can participate.  The recommended age is 7 and up.  Materials required are: several sheets of paper, pens, and colored pencils/crayons/markers. Instructions for Fabulous Flags Activity Pass out a sheet of paper, pens, and colored pencils, crayons, and/or markers to each person.  Explain the activity: "We're now going to draw flags that represent or symbolize us.  Please design your own flag of you - include some symbols or objects that symbolize who you are…
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Newspaper Towers Game

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Team building
Compete against other teams to see who can build the largest tower using only one ingredient – newspaper!  Newspaper Towers (also known as Build the Tower) is a great teambuilding activity involves creativity, coordination, and teamwork! This activity works best for people ages 8 and up.  It works great for groups of six to fifteen people. Materials needed A lot of newspapers -- be sure to recycle them! A timer or stopwatch Rolls of scotch tape Measuring tape How to set up Newspaper Towers Collect as many newspapers as possible in advance and separate them into equal piles. If you know how many people will be there, create 1 pile for each team you will have, but if you don’t know the group size just create equal piles of newspapers with…
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Extreme Rock, Paper, Scissors Game

Active, Classroom Icebreaker, Extra Large Group, Large Group
Battle it out to see who is the rock, paper, scissors champion of the group -- as the losers of each mini-round cheer the remaining winners on! This game works best for ages 12 and up.  It's recommended for large or extra large groups of 15+ people. Setup for Extreme Rock, Paper, Scissors No special materials are required to play this game, making it convenient and free to play. How to play Extreme Rock, Paper, Scissors Have each member of the group pair up for the first round of rock, paper, scissors. If there is an odd number, add the odd person out to another pair and have them do a quick knock-out match to form a pair. Alternatively, you can ask for a volunteer to participate as a referee with you. Everyone should be…
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Psychiatrist Game

Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Stationary, Talking Games
Confuse the designated psychiatrist by acting like other people in the group.  The psychiatrist must guess who is who and why! This game works best for ages 13+.  It works great with medium to large sized groups of 6+ people.  Nothing is needed except a timer or stopwatch.  Indoors is the ideal setting. How to set up the Psychiatrist Game There is no required setup.  Players should be seated in a circle.  The "psychiatrist" will be in the center of the circle. How to play: Organize the group so that one person is chosen as the "psychiatrist" while the others are the "patients." The psychiatrist can be a volunteer or selected based on criteria of your choice such as who has the nearest birthday. Have the psychiatrist leave the room and wait to…
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Giants, Wizards, Elves Game

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group
Giants, Wizards, and Elves is an icebreaker that is similar to Rock, Paper, Scissors -- except more hilarious!  It's also a versatile game -- it works in groups of all sizes, including large groups of 50 or above.  This icebreaker game involves to teams and requires no special materials to play.  It works both indoors and outdoors, so go ahead and have fun! Setup for Giants, Wizards, and Elves This game involves two teams who will act as one of 3 characters: giants, wizards, and elves. When a player acts out a character, he or she does the specific hand motions and also makes the noise associated with the character. Giants.  Stand on your tippy toes, raise your arms like a giant, and make a menacing growling noise: “Rarrr!”   Wizards. …
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Bigger and Better Game

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Team building
Bigger and Better is a team building activity in which teams compete by trading ordinary objects. The winner is the team that ends up with the biggest and best items when time expires. This active teambuilding exercise requires six people at minimum, and can support very large groups if the teams are divided evenly. Teams should be about three to six people in size. This game involves interacting with lots of strangers in a public place such as a school campus. Props required include small objects such as paper clips or pens (one for each team). Recommended age is 18 and up. This game can be played with adults and even in corporate settings. When playing with younger people, please be sure to provide proper supervision when necessary. Setup for…
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Superlative Game

Extra Large Group, Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group
The Superlative Game is a simple icebreaker that asks players to line up in ascending order for various different categories (e.g. height, birthday month, etc.).  It's very easy to learn and play, and it doesn't require a lot of time. This game can be classified as a get-to-know-you style icebreaker.  The recommended group size is medium, large, or extra large groups.  Players will be divided into multiple teams of at least five people.  This game can be played both indoors or outdoors.  There are no special materials required to play.  It works great with all ages. Setup for the Superlative Game The facilitator of the Superlative game needs to prepare a list of categories.  These categories can be surface-level categories such as height (in ascending order), birthday month (in ascending…
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Telephone Charades

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games
Telephone Charades (also known as Charades Down the Line) is a hilarious icebreaker in which a person acts out a charade only for the next person in the line, who in turn acts out for the next person.  The last person standing in line attempts to guess what the original clue was. This is in active icebreaker that works best with a group of five or six people.  It can also be implemented for larger groups by taking five or six volunteers per round.   This game is best played indoors.  No special materials are required other than sheets of paper with the clues written on them.  Telephone Charades is for people age 10 and up. Setup for Telephone Charades Telephone Charades or "Charades Down the Line" is an active icebreaker that combines charades with the "telephone…
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Trust Walk Teambuilding Activity

Active, Large Group, Medium Group, Small Group, Team building
The Trust Walk is a popular teambuilding activity that helps people practice trusting each other.  A leader guides his or her blindfolded partner around obstacles using verbal or nonverbal instructions. This activity is an active teambuilding activity that requires a great deal of space.  An outdoor setting with some obstacles (but nothing too dangerous!) is ideal.  The recommended group size is: small, medium, or large.  Participants will form pairs.  Materials required include blindfolds and any props that you can set up as minor obstacles.  This activity is for ages 14 and up. Instructions for the Trust Walk Teambuilding Activity The Trust Walk Activity is an effective team building activity involving leadership and building trust, as blindfolded participants must rely on instructions given to them in order to avoid various obstacles. As the faciliator of…
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React and Act Game

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Small Group
React and Act! is a funny icebreaker in which players randomly select a sheet of paper that has an occurrence on it (for example, winning a million dollars in the lottery) and they must react to the occurrence using animated expressions, gestures, and words.  After a set amount of time, other players try to guess what happened that caused those reactions and actions. React and Act is an active icebreaker game that can work with a variety of group sizes.  It can work for small groups of five people, or adapted for very large groups by selecting volunteers.  This game is best played indoors.  Materials required include paper, pens, and a bag.  React and Act works with all ages, including adults. Setup for React and Act React and Act involves…
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