This game uses M&M chocolates to get the players to interact with each other about their different "favourites".Doesn't put too much pressure on anyone, can be really funny and it has CHOCOLATE! See instructions for this get to know you game » A good get to know you game that is quick to explain and quick to play. Might also be a good way to get kids into random groups or pairs at the end of the game, as they'll be moving to different seats and sitting next to different people during the game.See instructions for this get to know you game » A funny one to play with a fairly confident group of people as it involves taking off a shoe, picking up another shoe and finding the owner.It also might be wise to choose to play this one when the weather is cooler to avoid stinky shoe situations!
Some of the criteria I've looked at for choosing the best "get to know you" games include: how well the game facilities players to learn about each other whether that's simply names or something more, how well the game provides a springboard for conversation after the game is over, how well it works for groups that mostly already know each other as well as groups that have never met before, how fun it is to play and how much is involved in setting up the game.It's a fantastic team building game, but I think is also a really good get to know you game as it provides opportunities for people to interact while working together to achieve something.It gives people an opportunity to showcase their personality and their gifts in a way that other youth group games don't.If you spend a few minutes eavesdropping on a conversation between a group of teens you will very quickly see that the topic of dating occupies much of their thoughts and conversations.
Teenage magazines have articles on topics such as “Does He Like You?It is good because there's pressure on everyone to remember names, not just the new kids.