Category: Active

Active icebreakers! These games will get people moving, whether it’s running around, jumping, dancing, hiding, dodging, or some other action. You’ll probably get a little bit of a workout after playing these kinds of icebreaker games! Some of these games may burn some serious calories. Either way, you are sure to have a great deal of fun!

How’s It Hanging Game

Active
How much do you trust your hip thrusting technique? There are a number of games you can play by hanging everyday objects by a string down from your waist. Use the momentum generated by your thrusts to swing a weight like a croquet mallet and knock a ball into a target. Impress your friends will precision hip action, or give them something to laugh at as you lose control of your swinging attachment. You will need String A banana. Other objects can be used. It simply needs to be a weight you can hang between your legs. 2 oranges. Tennis balls, or any similar sized ball, will work fine too. Optional: A hula hoop. Set-Up Tie the string around your waist so that the end of the string dangles down…
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Ships and Sailors

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Team building
The Ships and Sailors is a fun way to get a group of people working together and creating bonds. It’s ideal for medium to very large groups, and because it’s an elimination game, the amount of players in each round will shrink. The game is named Ships and Sailors because players follow instructions related to being aboard a boat or in the ocean. Since there are many different commands, it’s a good idea to practice all of the moves a couple of times through before officially starting the game. This game is best played in large open spaces such as a field or basketball court, so that players can move safely about the boundaries. Set-Up Select one person to be the captain. They will be in charge of calling commands…
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Mad Words Game

Mad Words Game

Active, Medium Group, Small Group, Talking Games
Mad Words is a game where you fill in the blanks of a provided story. Players randomly select words, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns to create a crazy story. Mad Words is a creative game that helps develop thinking and imagination, while also being fun. Create a wacky story that will be sure to get your players laughing. Materials A book, poem, song, or any type of unified text. A highlighter or pen to mark the different parts of speech. A sense of humor Mad Words Set-Up Mad Words is best played with a small to medium group of people—around 10 players. In larger groups, players can be paired up to work together Find a used book at a secondhand shop or take one from home—it’s easier to…
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6 Challenging Party Games With Paper Cups

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Team building
1. Yank Me A game of steady-handed stacking and precision demolishing of paper-cup towers. Can be played solo, as a race, or in teams. You will need: Three medium sized index cards per player. They need to be big enough to fit a paper cup on top of. If you can’t find index cards, try and find A4 paper of a similar weight that you can cut up into thirds across the width. You want fairly thick paper, at least 150gsm, or it won’t hold the cup. Four paper cups per player Rules The challenge for each player is this: build a tower of upside-down cups that is four cups high, with an index card between each cup. from top card to the bottom, remove the index cards so that…
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Wedding Shoe Game

Active, Extra Large Group, Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Wedding
The Wedding Shoe Game is a great way to create laughs and memories after the ceremony. The shoe game is ideal for a wedding because it allows the whole audience to participate, while still focusing on the newlyweds. There is no limit to the amount of players that can participate. Guests can get to know the bride and groom more through their comical shoe responses and inevitable disagreements. Set-Up Ask the tables or individuals to submit ‘who’ questions before the wedding to use. The questions should focus on the couple and be easy enough to answer with a raised shoe.  For example: Who is the better dancer? Who is more likely to do the dishes? Who is more likely to make the dishes? Who said I love you first? Who…
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Screaming Viking Game

Screaming Viking Game

Active, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Rhythm, Stationary
Screaming Viking is a stationary/active/party game that is highly interactive and silly. Players must correctly act out interesting things such as a "screaming viking," a "chia pet," "power rangers," and other funny things. This game is good for children age 9 and up. It's an excellent game for parties and families. The ideal number of players is about 12-15, making it a good medium and large group game. No special materials are required to play. You can play indoors or somewhere like a park. Screaming Viking Setup There is no special setup required for this game. Have everyone sit in a large circle, with each person facing the middle. The facilitator should teach everyone all the various motions for how to play. More details will be given below. Instructions for Playing…
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Truth or Dare Game

Active, Get-to-know-you, Medium Group, Party Games
Truth or Dare is a classic party game that can lead to some memorable fun. A player chooses to answer a question truthfully or to do a crazy dare in front of all the other players. Truth or Dare works best with medium sized groups. Not many materials are required, although it can be helpful to have various household items laying around, such as toothpaste, interesting foods, etc. This party game is often played at camp, during slumber parties, or simply when hanging out. Setup for Truth or Date There is no setup required for this party game, though it can be helpful to come prepared with some ideas in case people need help coming up with questions or dares. Instructions for How to Play Truth or Dare Each player…
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King Elephant Game

Active, Large Group, Medium Group, Rhythm, Stationary
King Elephant (also known as Animal Kingdom Game) is well suited as a good party game or an icebreaker for meetings. It involves a little bit of silliness and is a lot of fun. The goal of the game is to become the King Elephant, the head of the circle. This active game works best if you have between 8 and 15 people. It is a good indoor game, and although it does require some movements (mainly making animal gestures), there is no running involved. No special props are required - it's pretty simple to play! The recommended age is 10 and up. Setup for King Elephant Game Not much setup is required. Instruct all players to have a seat and arrange everyone in a circle, facing each other. Each…
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3 Icebreaker Games That Use Drink Cans

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games
1. Tipsy Here’s a cool party trick: if you leave just the right amount of liquid in a tin can, you can balance that can diagonally, on its edge. We’re use that fact to play a quick relay race, one part drinking game and one part balancing act. You will need One unopened 330 ml drink can for each player. Tables or other surface in reach of all players. This is so they have somewhere to balance their drink. Set-Up Split the room into two teams. Have each team arranged into a rough line, so they know what order they will play in. Give all players an unopened drink. For both teams tell the players at one end of the line that they will be the starting players. Rules The starting…
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3 Games of Intimate Cooperation

Active, Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Team building, Wedding
1. Pucker Up You won’t kiss anyone in this game, but you won't be far off. The game challenges you to carry a tennis ball between the mouths of two players. Get in sync with your partner or risk dropping the ball and ruining the mood. You will need 3 tennis balls per team A glass for each team A bowl for each team Set-up Put the glass and bowl, which are your start point and endpoint respectively, on opposite sites of the room. Place the tennis balls near the glass. Arrange players into pairs. v Rules One teammate will place a tennis ball on top of the glass. This is so you have easy access to all sides of the ball. Both teammates now lower their faces to the…
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