Games & Icebreakers
Spin the Compliment
“Spin the Compliment” is played exactly like that other game “Spin” game…except without the kissing! Every kid in your group can play. All you need is one bottle per 10 kids or so. Here’s what you do.
All the students get in a circle around a bottle. (If you have a big group, do several groups of 10 students each.) One student starts the game by spinning the bottle. When the bottle stops spinning, it will be pointing at another student in the circle. The student who spun the bottle must then give that student a compliment. It can’t be something glib like, “You shirt looks good.” It needs to be genuine, something about their character, faith, disposition, etc. Keep going until everyone in the circle has had an opportunity to be complimented.
Sometimes this can be tough, especially if there are students who do not know one another. But genuine and kind words are worth the effort. NOTE: It’s probably a good idea to place at least one adult leader in each group of students. This makes sure the compliments are genuine, plus it provides a way for students and adults to interact in a fun way.
If you want to, you can couple this fun game with a message about the power of our words and/or biblical encouragement.
Idea by John W.
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