Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Word Up


All you need for this game is a timer of some sort, your smartphone should work just fine. Here is what you need to do.

Ask for three volunteers and have them come up on stage. Get them to face the crowd and then explain the rules to them. You will call out a category of some kind and then the students will have 30 seconds to name items within that category. Items within the category cannot be repeated. The person who gives the last item BEFORE the buzzer goes off wins a point. The person with the most points wins.

Possible Category Topics:
Kitchen utensils
Action Movies
Names of States
Men’s names in the Bible
Names of Video Games

Idea by Jonathan C.


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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