Get Lost

4 stars

Form trios and have kids introduce themselves.  Then tell trio members to alphabetize their first names and make the person with the name closest to A "get lost". 

These people must quickly join different pairs.  The last person to reach a different pair and the kids in that pair are eliminated from the game. 

Then instruct the new trio members to introduce themseves and tell each other when they were born.  Direct the oldest and the youngest trio members to tell the other member to "get lost". 

Continue play with new criteria for getting lost. 

  • has the most colourful socks,
  • has the oldest living grandparent,
  • has the most cousins,
  • has the least pets,
  • owns the largest pet
  • birthday closest to Christmas day

  • etc

  • Free / Low Cost
  • No equipment needed
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Indoor
  • 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+)

  • Medium (11-29 mins)
  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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Can't wait to try it Sunday....sounds like a good ice breaker! Thanks!
- Sister Michelle (2 Aug 2006)

This sounds like fun, but what other phrases could be used to set the person free of the trio? It seems like we're having the kids practice being mean, particularly if this is a getting-to-know-you game with a few newcomers in the crowd. Go fish, Be free, Fly away, Bon voyage.
- Kelli (13 Dec 2017)

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