Ice Breaker Games For Teens
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Fun And Fabulous Ice Breaker Games For Teens
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Party ice breaker games are a great way for teens to start to get comfortable with one another and know each other a bit better or perhaps meet new friends. They are games or activities that will help you to "break the ice" with each other and get things flowing. They are often used where there are a lot of people who might not know one another. As you know, doing something fun with people you don't really know that well does in fact help to break the ice.

The following collection of ice breaker games has been compiled from various sources with no claims of authorship. Some were from anonymous sources; others had multiple claims of ownership, or were compiled by Birthday-Party-Ideas-101. Select one or more of the following ice breaker games for teens and you are sure to get your party off on the right foot!


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Who Is It?

Give everyone a 3x5 card and have them write their name at the top. Then have them each write down 4 things about themselves that no one else in the room knows. Collect the cards. Give everyone a piece of paper and have them number the lines to correspond with the number of cards you have. Read all the cards, one at a time, and have everyone write down who they think you are talking about. Then read off the correct answers, teens check their lists, and whoever has the most right is the winner.

Number & Name Game

– This ice breaker game will help you get the party started. When guests arrive at the party, give them an index card. On one side, have them write their name in marketer. On the other side, give them a number (make sure you write down their number next to their name so you have a record of which teen has which number). Have teens mingle, introducing themselves to each other as new guests arrive. Encourage them to try to meet as many other teens as possible. After everyone arrives and has a few minutes to minge, have each guest turn name tags around so only their number is displayed. Then, give each teen a piece of paper with the numbers on it and have them fill in the actual names of each person next to their number. See who can get the most names right.

Ice Breaker Games For Teens

Who Am I?

Prior to party time, write down on some 3x5 cards the names of superheroes, a famous person, or a cartoon character. Then tape a card to each of your teen's backs as they arrive and have them mingle with each other while asking some yes/no questions concerning the name that is on their back. Only one question may be asked by everyone to each person in the room. Whoever guesses the name on their back first is the winner.

My Other Half

Make a list of famous couples and write the name of one half of the couple on a 3x5 index card, and the name of the other half of the couple on another index card. Then give to each of your guests one of the index cards, but instruct them to keep their identity a secret. They must try to find their other half by asking one another questions that can only be answered with a "yes" or "no" until he or she finds their other half. whoever finds their partner first, wins. Couple examples are:
  • Adam and Eve
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Barney and Betty Rubble
  • Beauty and The Beast
  • Bert and Ernie
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Cleopatra and Marc Anthony
  • Donald and Daisy Duck
  • Fred and Wilma Flintstone
  • George and Martha Washington
  • Herman and Lily Munster
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy
  • Lady and The Tramp
  • Lucy and Ricky Ricardo
  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse
  • Pebbles and Bam Bam
  • Popeye and Olive
  • Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara
  • Romeo and Juliette
  • Shrek and Fiona
  • Siegfried and Roy
  • Simba and Nala
  • Sonny and Cher
  • Superman and Lois Lane
  • Tarzan and Jane


Hi! I'm Suzie From Sacramento

Have everyone sit in a circle. One person starts by introducing themselves by saying their first name and the name of a city with the same first letter as their name (Hi, I'm Suzie from Sacramento). The next person repeats what the first person said and then introduces themselves (This is Suzie from Sacramento, and I'm Joshua from Johannesburg). Play continues around the circle with each person naming the first person and the city they named and working around through everyone that preceded them. If someone blows it, then institute a punishment like sing a child's song while patting their heads and rubbing their stomachs.

Three In Common

Break your guests into groups of 3's. Give everyone 5-10 minutes to converse and come up with 3 uncommon things that they have in common. At the conclusion, each group shares with everyone what 3 things they have in common with their teammates. Obvious things like hair color, sex, age, aren't allowed.

Ice Breaker Games For Teens

Share A Secret Toilet Paper Game

Start the game with teens sitting in a circle. Take a roll of toilet paper and give it to the first person. Instruct teens to take as many squares as they think they may need, but don’t give any other explanation. After everyone has some squares of toilet paper, pick one guest (or the guest of honor) to get the game started. Each person has to share things about themselves. However, the catch is that they have to share as many secrets as they have squares of toilet paper. So, if someone has 3 squares, they have to share 3 secrets, or if they took 7 squares, they have to share 7 secrets about themselves.

Get To Know Your Neighbor Game

After guests all arrive at the party, have teens sit in a large circle. Go around the circle, having each teen give their first name, as well as a cool fact about themselves. For example, “I’m Janie and I love cheese pizza,” or “I’m Tim and my favorite color is green.” Have one teen start in the middle and they will be “IT.” The person that is “IT” will point to a person in the circle, and then they have just 10 seconds to give the names of the two people beside them, as well as the facts each person gave. If that teen isn’t able to give this info, then they become “IT” and the person in the middle gets to go sit down in the empty seat. Continue the game until everyone gets to have a turn at the game.


Would You Rather Game

This game is tons of fun, making it a great ice breaker game for teens. Start out by dividing teens into two teams, having each team go on opposite sides of the room, or the party area. Then, have an adult read out questions that have two answers to them. For example, the question could be, “Would you rather eat a bug or starve.” When reading the question, the reader points to one side of the room for “bug” and the other side for “starve.” Then, teens have to race to switch sides depending upon their answer. Make sure you have a lot of fun “Would you rather…” questions for this game. Teens will enjoy getting to know others as they see what they have in common with other guests.

Lie Or Truth?

Have everyone sit down. Then, pick a teen to go first. They have to tell three things about themselves, but one thing has to be a lie. Then, everyone else has to guess which thing is actually a lie. The person to figure out the lie gets to go next. Continue this until everyone has a chance to give their three things.

Ice Breaker Games For Teens

Don't Say That!

Give everyone a Mardi Gras type bead necklace as they arrive. Tell them not to say "birthday." If they do, whoever catches them saying "birthday" gets their necklace. This game can continue throughout the duration of the entire party or whenever you want to call it quits, and ultimately whichever person has the most necklaces will be the winner.


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Act It Out!

Write one noun or verb on several pieces of paper, fold them up, and place into a bowl. Divide your guests into 2 teams. One person draws out a piece of paper and acts out the word for his or her teammates without speaking. Give them 30 seconds to guess the word. Play continues until everyone has acted out at least 1 word. Whichever team has the most points wins. Examples of fun words to use:
  • Apple
  • Ball
  • Bat
  • Bed
  • Bike
  • Car
  • Cat
  • Chicken
  • Clown
  • Cow
  • Doctor
  • Dog
  • Drum
  • Duck
  • Egg
  • Elephant
  • Feather
  • Fish
  • Horse
  • Judge
  • Lizard
  • Maid
  • Mountain
  • Ostrich
  • Volcano

Party Ice Breakers

Balloon Stomp

Tie a 2' string to a balloon and then tie one balloon to each person's ankle. Everyone tries to break the other guests' balloons by stomping at them. Whoever is the last person with an unpopped balloon is the winner.

Line 'Em Up!

Divide your guests into teams. The first team who lines up according to the category you shout out, wins. Examples:
  • Shoe size
  • Alphabetical by first name
  • Alphabetical by last name
  • Alphabetical by favorite dog breed (Boxer, Collie, Pug, etc.)
  • Height
  • Birth date


Pass The Ice Cube

Have all the teenage guests sit or stand in a circle. Play some teen-approved music and give one teen an ice cube. When the music plays, they have to pass the ice cube around the circle as quickly as possible. Whenever the music stops, the person with the ice has to leave the game. Keep playing until your ice cube melts or you can go through several ice cubes and play until a single teen is left in the game.

Ice And Pool

Select a wading pool that will accommodate your guests standing inside it. If you have a lot of guests, then have multiple pools. Fill pools with ice cubes and hide 5x the number of marbles in the ice, as you have guests (10 guests x 5 = 50 marbles). The first person who fishes out 7 marbles with their toes is the winner.

Ice Breaker Games For Teens

Ice Melt And The Bod

Have bowls of ice cubes available. On "Go," everyone grabs an ice cube and proceeds to melt it without placing it into their mouth. Whoever melts the cube first wins. You will find out who the brave ones are as they endure freezing temperatures against their bodies.

As you plan ice breaker games for teens, be sure to plan more than you need in case one of them doesn't hold their interest. Don't take it personal. Just keep the fun coming and bring on more party icebreakers.

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