An icebreaker game is ideal for a large party of 12 or more guests - whether it's a picnic or not.
If the picnickers don’t know each other, then such a game soon gets them mingling, mixing and chatting away to each other.
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- games such as BBQ Fun: Who's On The Menu?
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First of all, one that needs no preparation at all - apart from some paper and pens:
This should start some conversation and is a fun way of introducing people to each other.
This is another game which needs a little preparation:
Make up a list of famous couples – enough for everyone present:
– such as:
You can make the pairs easy or difficult to guess according to the ages and abilities you’re catering for.
Each single name is put on a sticky piece of paper and attached, without the person seeing it, to their forehead (or pin it to their back). Obviously they are not allowed to look at it!
The game is to find out who you are by asking questions of everyone else (a maximum of two questions and two answers to each person present will encourage mingling).
The questions can only be answered by a yes or no. For example, you have to ask questions such as:
When you have discovered who you are, then you have to find your partner in the crowd and the first pair to find each other wins the game.
For a jigsaw icebreaker, mount large head and shoulder photographs onto card and then cut them up into three pieces. So for a party of 12 people you’d need 4 photographs.
Give each person one piece. This time they look at it!
Then they have to find the people with the other 3 pieces to make up the whole face correctly.
The winners are the first 3 people to do this.
For small children you could use pictures of animals instead of faces, or their favourite cartoon characters.