Icebreaker: The Great Candy Pass

candy pass

In need of a quick icebreaker to get your group warmed up?

Supplies: 2 candies or mints per person; mints (or other wrapped hard candies – avoid those that melt) in a bag(s) or bowl(s) for each group; printed list of questions

Participants needed: Group of at least 6; multiple groups seated at separate tables will also work.

Directions: Have group (or groups) sit or stand in a circle within easy reach. Ask each participant to take 2 mints (you could increase this to 3 or 4, but they all need to take the same number). Tell them that you will be asking questions. If their answer to the question is “yes”, they need to pass one piece of candy to the person on their right. The person with the greatest numbers of candies wins (bragging rights or a small prize).  Let them eat their sweets when finished.


1. Have you ever gone more than three days without taking a shower?

2. Do you make your bed every morning?

3. Do you usually return your library books on time?

4. Have you ever gotten sick after riding an amusement ride?

5. Have you ever worn something once and then taken it back?

6. Do you hide your own “treats”?

7. Do you get your nails done professionally?

8. Have you ever taken a mission trip?

9. Do you fold your underwear?

10. Do you cook only using recipes?

11. Do you have to have your coffee in the morning?

12. Are you up by 6 AM?

13. Do you ever tell phone solicitors you are not home?

14. Have you ever smuggled snacks or drinks into a movie theater?

15. Do you always put on make-up before leaving the house?

16. Have you ever re-gifted a present you received?

17. Do you shave your legs in the winter?

18. Do you squeeze your toothpaste in the middle?

19. Have you ever double-dipped at a party?

20. Do you think we should stop now and enjoy a piece of candy/mint?

Other icebreakers you might enjoy:

Women’s Ministry Bingo


Christmas Icebreaker Questions

Pass the Package

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  1. Zerrah, I hope they enjoy it! 🙂 It blows my mind that God has used this site to reach women in Dubai!! 🙂 God bless you too!

  2. Hi! Thanks a lot for sharing this. I will be using this later in our small group for women here in Dubai 🙂 GOD bless you!

  3. Michelle, forgive the delay in my reply. I try to go off-line over the weekend and sometimes forget to pick things back up that came in then.

    Actually you ask everyone the same question at the same time. It will be chaotic, but it’s supposed to be! HTH!

  4. Michelle says:

    So you start out by asking one person a question, and whatever the answer is you move to the next one until one person has all the candy? Or all the questions are asked?

  5. Michelle says:

    So you ask the first person a question, and whatever the answer is, you just ask the second person the next question and so on until only one person has all the candy or all the questions are asked?

  6. Marla – yes- you are right. If their answer is a no, they don’t do anything – unless someone is passing candy into their hands. If they have nothing to pass it’s not a big deal. Chances are they will have something to pass by the next question or two. Hope you all have fun with it!

  7. So if the answer is no-they don’t anything? And what if they don’t have any to pass and it’s a yes?

  8. Each person who can answer the question with a “yes” passes their candy. The candy should start piling up at several spots around the circle. I would love to hear if you try it!

  9. Just a bit confused. In a group does everyone individually answer the questions or does the answer get answered by the entire group?

  10. You are so very welcome! I hope your women have fun with it! May God bless your time of retreat!!

  11. this is a great idea! We will be at a ladies beach retreat and I was looking for some fun things to do. Thank you for sharing:-)

  12. Jasmine, we’ve always sat in circle when we’ve played it, however you could put a bowl at the end of the line and they could add/take from the bowl. Hope that helps!

  13. This icebreaker sounds great! I think I’m going to attempt to use this but I am wondering what does the person on the end who has no one to their right do with the candy?

  14. Michelle, that’s great!! I hope it’s a hit with your women! 🙂

  15. Michelle says:

    I’ll be using this one Saturday at our Women’s meeting. Thanks

  16. Thanks so much! Hope your ladies enjoy it! 🙂

  17. Thanks, Will use this Saturday for Ladies Breakfast meeting. Never too early for candy 🙂 Loving the resources on your page

  18. Alicia – you are such a dear!! Thank you! 🙂 I hope they love it!

  19. alicia luther says:

    Hey Cindy! I love your blog! Going to use this idea this coming Sunday! thanks!¨

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