Icebreaker – Newlywed Game (Friendship Style)

Icebreaker Description

This student ministry game or icebreaker is very similar to the classic newlywed game with a friendship twist. Instead of married couples competing, two best friends play against two other best friends.

It can be a great opener for a lesson on friendship (I’ve used it before teaching Proverbs 13:20). Just be prepared for lots of laughter and “are you kidding me?!” looks as their answers differ!

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Group Charades

Game Description:

Group Charades adds a fun twist to the normal game of charades as the audience actually acts out the words while the person on stage guesses. It’s a fun (and pretty successful way) to get everyone up and moving. You can even turn this student ministry game into a grades competition if you are working with a large group (ex. the 6th graders act out words for the 6th grade representative on stage etc.).

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Play-Doh Pictionary

Game Description:

Play-Doh Pictionary is a super easy game to explain and works great for when you want a student ministry game that gets students interacting in small groups. It does require some pre-planning as the Pictionary words have to be cut into slips for each team, but it’s definitely worth the effort.

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