3 get to know you games
A Shoe About You
A Penny for your Thoughts from Latter-Day
Balderdash by Annalee Gomm /
- A get to know you version of Balderdash
Bingo game: We made a piece of paper that had 25
squares. Each square was for a name. Each person went around the room and got
everyone's name. Correct spelling!!! We all sat down after 10 min. We were in a
circle. We went around the circle and said who we were. You got to cross off the
name and whoever got bingo got a mini candy bar. WE HAD A BLAST!!!! (Shay
Candy Bar Get-to-know
Chatter Bugs! from Latter-Day Village
Building each other up! - Each table has a bag of a few things: marshmallows, stick
of gum, straws, index cards, paper clips, etc. Each table has 5 minutes to
see who could build the tallest structure without it falling, using only the on
by Lara Purdie - Similar to how Speed Dating works, each person is paired
up and then rotates to a new person.
Fortune Cookies from Latter-Day Village
Get Acquainted and Name Games
know you games from Primary Etc.
Get to know you night / Youth Activity
that Hershey Bar!
Human Scavenger Hunt from Latter-Day Village
I need a Suggestion from Latter-Day Village
Ice Breaker Games from Creative Ladies Ministry
If this is you...stand up.
Me in a Bag
Musical Chairs Game
My name is icebreaker
Pick up sticks mixer game
The envelope game
The penny game
The Yarn Game
Wok & Talk
Candy Bar Concentration from The Idea Door (www.theideadoor.com)
Clue - A Matching Game
Group Jump Rope
Poison Apples or Snowballs - Roll up
newspaper into balls and wrap in duct or packaging tape to keep into "balls".
You could also make "sock balls". Divide area into 2 teams/2 sides. Set a timer
and teams throw "balls" across at other team. When timer goes off, team w/
fewest SNOWBALLS on their side of the divided room wins.
Where am I? - I took pictures at funny angles of areas around town (or
you could do your neighborhood). I had about 12 of them and hung them around the
room. Just numbered them 1-12 and everyone had to guess where I was. It was fun.
Get to know you questions
Ice breaker bowls
Everyone was asked to bring two identical things from home (i.e. two hammers,
two sharpies, two brooms) and the leaders provide five red balloons, five blue
balloons, a trash can, and two rolls of masking tape. You divide youth in two
teams...the red team and the blue team...each gets five balloons of their team's
colors and half of the identical household items. The goal was for each of the
groups to build some sort of MacGyver (80's TV Show Fix-it Guy that always
managed to save the world) tool to take the balloons one at a time to the trash
can which was set under the basketball goal. They couldn't step into the free
throw area. After they deposited each balloon they had to take apart the Tool
and put it back together. They LOVED it and had a blast. (Idea
by Stephanie Thomas / ga04062007)
Ice skating game -
Have the first child in the group put on a
pair of mittens or gloves, a hat, and a scarf. Then put 2 pieces of paper on the
floor and have the children "ice skate" to the end of the room, around a chair,
and back to their team. Then the next child goes. The object is to keep the
pieces of paper under your feet the whole time.
Snowball relay -
place a bowl with cotton balls and a large spoon
in front of each child. Have the first person place a "snowball" on the spoon
(without touching it with their hands) and run to the end of the room where
another bowl waits and deposit their snowball. Then each child follows.
We had two identical Lego
structures with two people in the gym who could see it. Then we had two people
they explained it to. Those two explained it to two others. Those two explained
it to two others who tried to build it at the other end of the hall with a set
of Legos. It was hilarious to see what they came up with. (Idea by Stephanie
Thomas / ga04062007)
cotton balls on a table. You put a dab of Vaseline on the end of the kids nose.
They have to run to the cotton ball and pick one up with their nose and run back
and tag their teammate. It is a super fun relay race.
Simple Ideas that are a big hit:
At my 10 year old's slumber party we made homemade
pizzas (a big hit), stamped and decorated a note pad, tied a quilt, and
watched 2 movies. I tied most of the quilt, but the girls really liked
helping out. It was a gift for my daughter, so it was relevant to the party.
(Idea by Maria Prescott)
Bean-bag toss (make holes in a large cardboard box and throw socks rather
than buying something)
Bowling with pop bottles
Memory games (I'm going to grandmas, and I'm taking . . .)
the Tail on the Donkey (or any related pin the ____ on the _____)
Read-aloud stories, add-on stories
Red-light/green-light, what time is it Mr Wolf, etc.
Relay races (obstacles, eggs, dress-up, three-legged, etc.)
free-play time after presents are opened