Although everyone loves Christmas, it is really a holiday designed for kids. And nothing makes the holiday more fun than Christmas games and activities designed specifically for them. We have some old favorite kid games with a Christmas twist, some new popular Christmas games, and some time-consuming activities for to keep the kids entertained for a longer time. Choose from our Christmas Party Games, Fun Christmas Games, or Christmas Activities for kids.
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Who Am I? is a guessing game where players use yes or no questions to guess the identity of a famous person. Questions are based upon the traits and characteristics of a person everyone will be able to identify. This game works well with any size group, however the larger the group, the more fun the game becomes.
Camping trips, sleepovers, and family reunions all provide perfect venues for playing night games. Mid-summer days are too hot for the kids to play outside and get needed exercises. When it gets dark, the air cools down and fun games to play at night are a perfect solution. Choose from either inside or outside night games.
Two Truths and a Lie is a great game that works with any age or group size. However, it works best with six to ten people. It can be played indoors or outdoors. Two truths and a lie game is frequently used as a get-to-know-you game or a party icebreaker. Since it needs no special planning or equipment, it works well when you need a quick or unplanned activity. No special equipment is required, although if you are keeping score, you may want a pencil and paper.
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
Using icebreakers for teenagers successfully can be challenging. You need to know your group of teenagers and the type of activity they prefer. To do so, follow these suggestions:
- Remember: Teens like active games and those they do not consider “childish.”
- When you decide which icebreaker activities to use, choose one based upon age, the groups familiarity with one another, and the purpose of the group gathering.
- Be flexible. Change the rules to suit the group and be ready to stop a game and start another if teens are not participating with enthusiasm.
- Build intensity. Start with simpler icebreaker games and increase difficulty gradually.
- Generate enthusiasm. Play an active role in the icebreaker activity.
- Use silly and fun props and equipment. Masks, stuffed animals, and brightly colored rubber balls and balloons add to the fun of an icebreaker game.
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.
An icebreaker activity differs from other icebreakers in that it is active or requires an expenditure of energy. Many of our ice breaker activities frequently last longer than other icebreakers and many require some advance preparation. They are designed to energize a group and prepare them for other activities or to revive a group that has slowed down or become bored.
All of our games will work with any age group. We have divided our games into those using balls, those that require props and/or advance preparation, inside sitting games, and quick and easy icebreaker games to make it easy for you to choose the perfect icebreaker activity.