ICE–BREAKERS FOR YOUR GROUP
So you’ve started a Home Group and are looking for ways to connect with and get to know those in your circle! Check out some of the ice–breakers below to see how you can start building relationships with those in your group!
BEAR, NINJA, COWBOY –
This game is a creative spin to the old Rock, Paper, Scissors game. In this game Bear (claws up and growling) beats a Ninja (karate moves, sounds), a Ninja beats a Cowboy (pistols, gun sounds) and a Cowboy beats a Bear. Pair up people and ask them to act out one of the three actions. When you say, "Go!" then each player turns around and performs their action at the same time - if its a tie - they try again. Play until someone wins 3 out of 5. Keep the winners in until there is only 1 left standing!
CANDY INTRODUCTIONS –
M&Ms or Skittles work. Have everyone grab a few pieces. Prior to group, assign a particular ice-breaker question to each color of candy. People then have to answer those questions that match the colors of candy in their hand. They can then eat them. EX: Where would you like to live in the world other than here? What is your fave color? Who is your favorite actor?)
THE FAME GAME –
This is a great breaker to help remember names. Go around the room and ask everyone to come up with a famous person or fictional character that shares their first name. The next person then goes and has to repeat everyone else’s characters before revealing their own.
LUKE, I AM YOUR FATHER –
Blindfold one person and put them in the middle of the group. Group members take turns randomly disguising their voices as Darth Vader saying, “Luke, I am your father”. The blindfolded person then guesses who is talking.
Everyone fills out paper with a random fact about themselves (ex: I went skydiving) and then folds up the paper. Put them all in a hat and hand them out making sure everyone receives one that is not their own. They read the fact aloud and guess who they think it belongs to and why.
TWO TRUTHS + A LIE –
Everyone comes up with 3 facts about themselves, 2 facts that are true and 1 that’s a lie. Go around the group with each person presenting their “facts”. Everyone votes on which one is the lie. The one that fools the most people wins!
HOST A FONDUE PARTY –
Have everyone bring different types of fondue along with a creative list of foods to dip!