Birthday Bash

3.5 stars

Setup a circle a set of chairs with one less chair then the amount of people present.

Make one person "it".

Go around the circle and have each person state which month he or she is born in. The "it" person calls a month and everyone with that month must switch seats. The "it" can also call multiple months and if the "it" would like everyone to move seats the person calls out "Birthday Bash" and then everyone is required to switch seats. The person left out is the new "it".

  • Free / Low Cost
  • No equipment needed
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Ice breaker
  • Team Building Teamwork
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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the b-day bash was excellent, our youth group loves it!!
- Elizabeth (17 Apr 2009)

We call this came at our youth "Mixed Pickles" we call out anything like "who ever is wearing blue jeans" , "Anyone who has flip flops on" or we say mixed pickels and everyone has to find a new seat
- Jessica (19 Jun 2009)

Its surprisingly really really good fun! We do it with fruits. To start I go around the circle and give everyone a fruit name. Then I call out "apples" and everyone who is an "apple" finds anew seat. Then I could call out "Fruit salad!" and everyone finds a new seat.
- Clo (29 Dec 2009)

We call this game 'Red Shoes' The 'it' person in the middle saye "The sun shines on everyone wearing....." (Black trousers, blue shirt, watch, earrings,make up) the 'it' person has to be wearing what he/she calls out. To get the whole group to move, the 'it' person shouts "RED SHOES"
- Cathy Oldroyd (8 Feb 2010)

...Share what you have...but the most important is submit your wealth to God... everything you have is not your......
- bob (2 Aug 2010)

We have tried this before at my youth group but the kids there sometimes can get a little crazy, but its an awesome games. They love it!!!!
- Jenna (24 Feb 2011)

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