Paper Pelting Ice Breaker | UMC YoungPeople
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August 2017

Paper Pelting Ice Breaker

By Jeremy Steele

This hilarious icebreaker combines paper ball fights with all the basics you need to get to know a new group. Get into pairs and ask each person to find out these things about their partner:

  1. Name
  2. Grade
  3. School
  4. Favorite something
  5. Most interesting place they have ever been/lived
  6. Least favorite something

Pass out paper and let students turn it into something able to be thrown (ball, airplane, etc) When they are done, ask each person to introduce their partner to the group. Whenever they forget one of the questions, the group members are to throw paper at them!

When he's not playing with his four children with his wonderful wife, Jeremy is the associate pastor at Los Altos UMC in Los Altos, CA. Jeremy has spent over twenty years working in youth and children's ministry and continues to train children and youth workers as well as writing and speaking extensively in that field. His most recent book is the "All the Best Questions." You can find a list of all his books, articles, and resources for churches at