Win It Games
Icebreaker games are played at the beginning
of the birthday party
while guests are arriving.
We've listed our favorite Icebreaker
games for your to choose from for your next birthday party.
and silly icebreaker games to start your birthday party and break
the ice. Icebreaker party games are a great activity to let
kids, tweens and teens to get to know each other and meet new friends.
Pick one or more of these icebreakers to get your party started!
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!
Toilet Paper Share
Guests sit in a circle and a new roll of toilet paper is passed around.
Each guest is asked to take "as many sheets of toilet paper as
they think they will need" ... with no other explanation.
Each guest is
then asked to tell the group as many things about themselves as they
have sheets of paper.
For example: If one person took 4
sheets from the toilet paper roll then they would tell the group 4
things about themselves.
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
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.
Have you ever...?
Have birthday party guests sit in a circle, except for one, who is
standing inside it. The person standing asks a "Have you ever" question.
(ex. Have you ever been to the ocean?) If anyone else has done this they
have to get up and quickly sit in another person's chair. However, they
can't sit in a chair that's next to theirs. After all run to their new
chairs, one will be left and they will ask the next question. Fun
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
questions (the more questions on
the icebreaker ball the better!)
What is the scariest movie
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
What is your biggest phobia?
If you were invisible
what would you do?
If you were an animal what would you be?
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
For this icebreaker game have the kids pair up and tell them to pick
whether they want to be a 1 or a 2. Then tell them that all 1’s are
chasers. They must then tag the other person in their pair and that
person becomes the chaser. This is fun with a big group because they
will hide behind each other. Fun icebreaker game!
Birthday Party Games
Birthday Games for 2, 3
and 4 year olds
Games for 5 and 6 year olds
Birthday Games for
7, 8 and 9 year olds
Pillow Fight Icebreaker
For an icebreaker I usually just have everyone start in my room and
start a pillow fight whoever you hit they must tell you something about
Sent in by Cokie
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icebreaker games that we didn't include let us know!
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