Games & Icebreakers, Sick And Twisted Games, Up-Front Games

Ice Cream Meltdown


This UP FRONT GAME makes for a great summer game. It’s pretty simple; all you need is some ice cream and condiments.

Start by asking, “Who wants some ice cream?” When you’ve chosen two students, have them each select a partner. Bring all four of them up to the front of the room. The two contestants stand behind a small table that has ice cream, cones, spoons, and condiments on it. They should be facing the crowd with their hands on their hips. Their partners stand behind them and put their arms through the hole between their partners’ body and arms. (C’mon we’ve all seen this done!)

The object of the game is to have the two students race to eat an ice cream cone. But, here’s the catch: the person standing behind them must grab the cone, dip the ice cream – two scoops, add AT LEAST two condiments (like chocolate and nuts), and then feed it to the first student. The first student cannot touch anything at all with his/her hands!

The first one to get it all down wins!

NOTE: Make sure the ice cream is nice and soft or it will be very difficult for the students in the back to dip out.

Have fun…and look out for brain freeze!

Idea by Dan Manns.


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.

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