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 with his four children and wonderful wife, Jeremy Steele is a teaching pastor at Christ United Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama. He is passionate about engaging people with the movement of God and speaks across the US. He's also the author of Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry. For more about his other books, articles, and resources, see