The Human Knot game is a get-to-know-you icebreaker involving physical closeness.
No equipment is needed for this game. The approximate playing time is 15 to 20 minutes. However, the length is somewhat dependent upon the number of players. Players stand in a circle and reach out to shake hands with other players, with each hand connecting to a different person, creating a “human knot.” Then the players attempt to unthread their bodies without letting go of each other’s hands.
Some benefits of playing Human Knot game are:
- Builds teamwork by helping a group learn how to work together
- Focuses communication skills
- Develops leaders
- Teaches problem solving
- Builds trust
- Encourages persistence
Many people only use dice when playing packaged board games. However, there are some excellent dice games for kids that use only a pair of dice and a piece of paper for score keeping.
A fun-filled and worthwhile activity for both adults and children is playing memory games. Not only do these games sharpen the memory, but they also allow us to socialize and have fun time, which enhances our overall well-being.
A fun tag game played by children for years, Steal the Bacon continues to be a playground favorite. A number of variations make the game suitable for every age and in many different environments. The object of the game is to steal the “bacon” and take it back to your side of the playing area without being tagged.
Our selection of Sunday school games for kids, tweens, and teens provide fun with Bible learning. Children look forward to game time in Sunday school whether the games are short and simple, or more complicated. A good Bible game reinforces learning and makes a lesson memorable. The Sunday school lessons we have chosen work great in children’s church or any other children’s ministry setting.
Red Light, Green Light can be played by children of all ages. A simple game that children love to play, Red Light, Green Light can be played by any number of players either inside or outside. If there are too many players to play safely in the space provided, divide into groups and play multiple rounds. The first person to finish round one can be the leader for round two.
You’ve just received a note from your child’s teacher saying that your little one isn’t doing so well in school, particularly in the reading department. They are not showing interest in learning, unwilling to try new words, or are trying but getting easily frustrated or confused by the exercises. The bottom line is that they are falling behind in class, and their teacher recommends that your child take special extra-curricular reading classes after school or possibly get a private tutor.
Truth or Dare is a great way to break the ice with someone new! This game is also great for a nice party with both new and old friends. There are many versions of this game that range from a children’s version all the way up to an adult’s version. Everyone can enjoy the wonderful game of Truth or Dare 🙂
Playing clapping games provides fun for children of every age. From the simple toddler game of “Patty Cake,” to the more challenging “Down, Down, Baby!” you and your friends will enjoy our collection of hand clapping games. We have included instructions when the games require more sophisticated hand clapping.
Whenever you have a group of people together, they need to get to know each other before participating in the event, activity, or project you have planned. This does not only mean just learning each other’s names, but also involves getting the leader familiar with the group members. Additionally, the group needs to become comfortable working together. Our group of fun get to know you games provides activities to meet all three of these requirements. We have divided our list by ages to make it easy for you to find the perfect activity for any occasion.