Toilet role game

3.5 stars

Split into groups of 5-12 people.  Toilet Paper GameGive a role of toilet paper to someone in the group and ask them to tear off as many sheets as they normally use, then pass (or throw) the role to another member of the group to do the same.  Don't explain the purpose at this point - it just adds to the mystery!  Continues until everyone in the group has torn off some paper.  You'll find some people will take only a couple of sheets, others will reel off heaps!  (You may need multiple toilet rolls)

Once the roll has been around to everyone, you explain the next part.  For each piece of paper people tore off, people have to reveal one fact about themselves.

This game is great to use as an ice breaker as it encourages sharing, gets people laughing, and breaks down barriers!

If you're not up for using toilet paper, another option is to use pieces of string cut to different lengths.  Participants wind the string around their index finger whilst introducing themselves and must continue until they run out of string

  • Free / Low Cost
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Team Building Teamwork
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Small area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

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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this seems hilarious and a great ice breaker...thanks for the idea.
- youth (28 Jun 2008)

we used this every week at the camp i worked at over the summer. the kids loved it! and it was good for us showed us exactly who the trouble campers would be
- manda (9 Oct 2008)

I like it. It's simple and seems like it will work really well. Thanks!
- Kashawn (19 Mar 2009)

This game actually works so much better with a bowl of M&M's. The kids usually take more, since they like chocolate. Its alot funnier that way. =)
- Samantha (11 May 2009)

ive tried both and they worked like charms!
- france (7 Jan 2010)

Really fun. Took more time than expected, though.
- Josh (20 Jan 2010)

this was a great game to play with little kids, the rules are pretty simple and their personal fact sharing was hilarious!!
- Christy (16 Jun 2010)

Starting a new Sunday School Class, this will be a great way for the kids to get to know one another and have fun too!
- Linda (09 Aug 2010) (9 Aug 2010)

This ice breaker is fun and educational at the same time.It worked for my group
- Bukiwe baraza (19 Nov 2013)

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