Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Celebrity Impersonations


This up-front game pits students against adult leaders to see who has the best impersonation skills. You can choose the students as they walk in and register at your event. For the students who are up for the challenge, have a picture and short bio of the character or celebrity they will be acting out. You need to coordinate with the adult leaders beforehand as well. For this type of game’s participants, think RAGING EXTROVERTS!

The fun, of course, is choosing some female students and leaders to portray male celebrities/characters, and vice versa. We prepared slides to flash on the video projection screens of the characters/celebrities, but that is not necessary. Try to have the final contestant (whether student or adult leader) impersonate the Youth Pastor. If you can do so without his or her knowledge, it makes it all the more fun. Get the crowd to cheer them on and decide the winner by applause.


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. kvisa
    December 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Could work in the right youth group. but not always.

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