Players stand in a circle and toss a ball among themselves. Whoever catches the ball must say the name of the next book of the Bible before tossing it to another player. Play this quick game to see if players can recall the names of all 66 books in the correct order.
This highly energetic game is popular with kids and younger youths. Play this game before introducing the Bible story about the resurrection of Jesus, or about Sodom and Gomorrah where Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.
Work as a team to move tennis balls using strings tied to a rubber band. Use this game to introduce the Bible story of Jesus healing a paralyzed man, to teach that God wants us to get along with each other or as a teambuilding game.
Find creative ways to squeeze as many people as possible on a piece of newspaper that gets smaller with each round. Use this game to introduce the story of Jesus’ birth, to teach about getting along with difficult people or as a teambuilding game.
Players take turns to share three statements about themselves and everyone else tries to guess which two statements are true and which is a lie. This no-prep ice-breaker game is ideal for adults and youths. You can also use this game to teach about false teachings or about honesty.
Use this follow-the-leader game to teach about peer pressure.
This large group Rock-Paper-Scissors battle is a fun (and slightly chaotic) Christian icebreaker game for church that can also be used to teach unity and servant leadership.
Sitting in a circle, each person says something nice to his/her neighbor. This simple activity provides an opportunity to practice using our speech to build others up.
Figure out the solutions to these river crossing puzzles and learn about kindness.
Blow up balloons until they pop! Use this game to teach about self-control and anger.
Use this variation of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce the first Twelve Disciples of Jesus or in a lesson on discipleship.
Use this variation of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce the creation story or any other Bible story with animals.
Play this international edition of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce a lesson on evangelism and missions or the Tower of Babel.
Teams compete to construct the tallest tower using newspapers and tape. Use this game to introduce or reinforce a Bible lesson on the Wise and Foolish Builders, Tower of Babel or the importance of being part of a church community.
This lively variation of Blow Wind Blow helps everyone remember the fruit of the Spirit.
A great icebreaker game that helps break up cliques by injecting movement and excitement. It can also be played to help players get to know one another or to wake up the class in the middle of a heavy day.