Back in the day there was an icebreaker game called “What’s in your purse?” It was a fun game but it no longer works at most women’s ministry events.
Have you noticed? A lot of your women aren’t carrying purses anymore.
Summer is quickly drawing to a close…
As we launch new Bible studies, small groups, Sunday School classes, and fall women’s ministry events, it can be fun to take a few moments to reflect on the things we did this summer.
Perfect for fall or anytime of year, this original High School Memories Bingo game is the perfect icebreaker for your women’s ministry fellowship, Bible study kick-off, or small group.
How we spend our day says a lot about who we are.
While we may not be able to spend the day with every member of our women’s ministry team, small group, or Bible study, we can use this game to get a glimpse of what a typical day in their life looks like.
Spring has finally sprung and Easter is just around the corner.
Whether you’re gathering a small or large group this spring, I’ve got a tool you’ll want to use to keep the conversation flowing!
I love taking a “traditional” icebreaker game and putting a holiday-themed spin on it!
Participants in this game will have two tasks to accomplish.
It’s nice to have a few inexpensive prizes to give out to the winners.
Several years back we held a Sunday school party for the High school Juniors that we were teaching.
We played several icebreaker games (including Wrap It Up).
Before the party I went to the Dollar Tree and grabbed all sorts of fun things to put in a prize basket for the winners to choose from.
I love to place a bunch of prizes in a basket so the winners can choose something they really want! While it’s hard for me to imagine, not everyone loves chocolate!
This idea works for Youth and adults alike.
Here’s a list of 12 Prize Ideas for Christmas Icebreakers & Games:
Most of these items can be found inexpensively at your local Dollar Store, Target, or Wal-Mart.
1.Christmas CD’s – Watch for those $5 sales at LifeWay and other stores.
2. Little Debbie Christmas Cakes – Specialty treats that are only available at Christmas are always a hit!
3. Christmas Candy – Stretch that bag of Dove Peppermint Bark (my newest obsession) by placing 5-6 pieces in a small baggie. Or if you and your budget are feeling generous place whole bags of Christmas candies in the basket. I know plenty of people that would choose a bag of Christmas M&M’s over everything else! I’ve seen some Chocolate Santas and Christmas lollipops at the Dollar Store too.
4. Christmas Mugs – You should be able to snag these from $1-$5. Check your local Dollar Store and Walmart.
5. Christmas Toys – Target has a whole section of stocking stuffers. Pick up a Christmas Pez dispenser. Pick something fun!
6. Christmas Jewelry – I’m not talking about anything expensive. Light-up necklaces, inexpensive Christmas earrings.
7. Christmas Headwear – Check the Dollar Store, Target, and Wal-Mart for reindeer headbands, Santa hats, and the like.
8. Cocoa – Pick up a box or some packets of cocoa mix.
9. Gift Cards – If a $5 gift card is too much, put on the exact price of a milkshake, donut, or other treat – just be sure to note one free _______.
10. Christmas Ornaments – Check out these beautiful ornaments at CTA Inc (not an affiliate link).
11. Christmas Devotionals, Gift Books, or Coloring Books – CTA Inc has a Christmas devotional on sale for $0.99 (not an affiliate link).
12. Homemade Christmas Goodies – If you love to bake consider baggie up some Christmas cookies or candies for your winners to take home and enjoy.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on prizes for your icebreaker games.
Just have fun with it!
If you’re in need of icebreaker games – both for Christmas and throughout the year – be sure to check out my page of Icebreakers & Games.
Every great Christmas celebration requires 3 things:
- Great food
- Fun icebreaker game(s)
- Christmas music