This Four Corners Icebreaker is one of my favorite icebreaker games to play.
It gets people moving, mixing, and mingling!
It’s also an easy game to play on the spur of the moment.
Icebreaker: Four Corners
Group size: 6 or more (especially fun with large groups)
Time needed: 10-15 minutes or so
Supplies: Four signs for your 4 corners (labeled 1, 2, 3, 4); tape to hang signs; list of categories; a microphone or very loud voice. You will need enough room for the group to move around.
Instructions: Hang the signs in each corner. Be sure the numbers are LARGE and easy to see. Say: Tonight we’re going to discover just how much you have in common with the other women in our group. I’ll read a list of items and you’ll need to move to the corner which best describes you. Though you may not move every time, you must pick a corner – no standing in the middle. First up, let’s see what your favorite beverage is: corner 1 – soda, 2 – water, 3 – tea, 4 – coffee. 1 – soda, 2 – water, 3 – tea, 4 – coffee (you’ll need to repeat them at least once). Choose another list and go thru as many as you wish or as time allows.
Favorite beverage: soda, water, tea, coffee
Preferred sweet treats: cake, pie, candy, cookies
Music preference: country, rock n’ roll, Christian, “oldies”
Which type of movie do you prefer: comedy, romance, drama, action
If you were going to watch a sport: football, baseball, basketball, soccer
Your choice if pampered: manicure, pedicure, haircut, massage
If we were having ice cream: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cookies and cream
What’s your favorite cuisine: Mexican, Italian, Chinese, American
Dreaded household chore: ironing, bathrooms, dishes, laundry
If you were to get flowers: roses, daisies, tulips, wildflowers
Favorite season: summer, fall, winter, spring
Favorite holiday: Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, your birthday
Favorite color: red, pink, blue, green
Dream vacation: Hawaii, Europe, Australia, Caribbean
If you could be a superhero: Wonderwoman, Spiderman, Batman, Superman
If you had the day to yourself: sleep, watch chick-flicks, shop, read.
Would like to try: skydiving, surf boarding, bungee jumping, zip lining.
Favorite fastfood: Chick-fil-A, Zaxbys, Wendys, McDonalds
Notes: I purposefully did not list any “churchy” categories, expecting that in most situations you will have unchurched/new Christians that would feel uncomfortable. However, with your Women’s Ministry Team, etc. you may want to throw in things like favorite hymn (Amazing Grace, Just As I Am, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, How Great Thou Art) or favorite woman in the Bible (Mary, Martha, Ruth, Rahab).