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Win It Games
For this "get to know you activity" birthday party guests are given a sheet of stickers and must get rid of them by placing them secretly on other guests. If caught they must take one of the stickers of the party guest who caught them. Only stick one sticker at a time - first one rid of their stickers wins! Fun birthday icebreaker game! Use stickers from your birthday party theme.
Human Bingo Icebreaker
Each birthday party guest gets a sheet of paper marked in a grid of 25 squares and in each square is a statement. Birthday guests must find people at the party that will answer yes to the statements and have them sign their name on the square. First guest done wins a prize. Sample statements: Rides a bike, Been to Disney World, Climbed a mountain, Met a celebrity, Lived in another state, Walks in their sleep... the options are endless! Fun icebreaker game!
For example: If one person took 4 sheets from the toilet paper roll then they would tell the group 4 things about themselves.
M&M Icebreakers Game
This icebreaker is played like the toilet paper game above except with M&M’s.
Or attach a certain question to each color of M&M. Tell them not to eat the M&M’s until it is their turn. For each M&M color have a category that they must say one thing about themselves. Red = Family, Blue = Personal, Green = School, etc. Play this with Skittles or other colored candies. Fun icebreaker game!
Matching Icebreaker games
Party Guests are given one half of something and must find their correct match by talking with the birthday party guests. Fun varieties of this icebreaker game are listed below.
Punch Line Icebreaker
Write down jokes and their punch lines on separate pieces of paper. Have birthday party guests pick a piece of paper from a bowl as they enter the birthday party. The person with the joke has to match the person with the punch line. Read the jokes and answers out loud when everyone has been matched up. Fun birthday icebreaker game!
Theme match Icebreaker
Use Find shapes or characters from your birthday theme for the guests to match up. Use two of each item. Example: Cowboy birthday party - match up pictures or objects of horses, ropes, cowboy hats, cowboy boots etc. Cinderella birthday party - match up glass slippers, magic wands, clocks etc. If you are giving a birthday party around a holiday you can use Christmas ornaments, pumpkins for Thanksgiving, etc.
Song Lyrics Icebreaker
Select Find well known songs known songs and write down several lines from each song. Cut the lyrics in half and place them in a bowl. Have birthday guests choose one piece of paper and tell them to match up their song lyrics with another guest. Select one song for every two guests.
Cartoon Couples Icebreaker
Choose cartoon couples and write their names on pieces of paper. Have each birthday party guest choose a piece of paper from a bowl when they arrive. Ask them to find the other half of their cartoon couple. Examples: Sponge Bob and Patrick, Scooby Do and Shaggy, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Fun icebreaker game!
Birthday Party Favors Icebreaker Game
Give Print out birthday party favors and have the birthday guests find their match. You will need two matching items for every two party guests. Fun inexpensive items are: different colored balloons, different colored noisemakers, birthday hats, crowns, plastic bugs, etc. Fun icebreaker game.
IceBreakers Ball Game
Buy a large inflatable beach ball to be the icebreaker ball and in permanent marker write icebreaker questions all over it. Place birthday party guests in a circle and have a guest throw the icebreaker ball to another birthday party guest. The person who catches the icebreaker ball must answer the question that their right thumb is touching. After answering the question they then throw the ball to another guest in the circle. Keep the birthday party icebreaker game ball for future party games!
Example questions (the more questions on the icebreaker ball the better!)
What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
What is your favorite color?
What are three adjectives that describe you?
Who is your favorite band/singer?
Who is your favorite movie star?
What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?
What do you say when you talk in your sleep?
What is your biggest phobia?
If you were invisible what would you do?
If you were an animal what would you be?
Hum that tune Icebreaker Game
Write down the name of a song or nursery rhyme on pieces of paper and fold them. For each song write it down two times. Let guests pick a piece of paper and then they must hum that song. The birthday party guests hum their song and try to find the person who is humming the same song.
Cooperative Musical Chairs Game
This is a great version of Musical Chairs and fun to use for an icebreaker. For this icebreaker game set up a circle of chairs with one less chair than the number of birthday party guests. Play music as the guests circle around the chairs. When the music stops, the birthday guests must sit in a seat. Unlike the traditional game, the person without a seat is not out. Instead, someone must make room for that person. Remove another seat and start the music again. The kids end up on one another's laps and sharing chairs! Fun icebreaker game!
Line up Icebreaker game
For this icebreaker game secretly give each birthday party guest a number and tell them not to share it with anyone. Tell them to line up and arrange themselves in numerical order without talking or holding up fingers. Kids will make up their own language and it is very funny to watch them try and communicate. You can also have them line up according to their birthday dates. Fun icebreaker birthday
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Pillow Fight Icebreaker
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