Games & Icebreakers, Games With A Point, Mixers

Lengths of String Mixer


MAIN POINT: Discussion starter. Once matched, you can ask a pre-typed question for the partners to discuss.

You will need some leaders to measure students when they come in. Everyone who walks into youth group gets a length of string (but make sure it isn’t their own). Each string is the same length as one other person in the room. Students have to match up with their partner when the game starts.

Idea by Young Life


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. Maha
    January 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    It seems a good game but lacks some details and maybe the string should be something that provokes discussion .

  2. William E. Jonson
    November 4, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Seems fun enough….. but should have more descriptions under what causes the discussion.

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