Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Banana Poke


Bring 2 students up front. Tie their left hands together and give each a banana. They must peel the banana with one hand and poke the other in the face (not in the eye).

Round Two: blindfolded

Idea from Young Life

Also, see Banana Stuff (Click Here).


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. jonathan Coats
    January 27, 2012 at 12:00 am

    it ended up being a game where they punched each other in the face. Great idea and concept but not for my group

  2. Kvisa
    November 14, 2016 at 12:00 am

    a little boring to watch and a bit dangerous when smashing into a persons face.

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