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Fabulous and Fun Four Corners Icebreaker Game

One of our favorites is the Fabulous Four Corners icebreaker! This icebreaker allows participants to get up and move, meet new people, and laugh hard!

Being able to use unlimited topics means this activity never gets dull. We’ve used it at multiple retreats and have always been able to keep it fresh with new topics. Possible answers are endless, so you can play over and over again.

Engaging and interactive, the Four Corners Icebreaker Game is a great way to kick off events, especially at the beginning of the year or new seasons in Christian women’s ministry.

By encouraging participants to actively move to a corner of the room based on their preferences, answers, or even random selection, it quickly breaks down barriers and creates a vibrant atmosphere.

Whether you’re hosting a small group Bible study or a larger retreat, this game serves as a catalyst for fellowship and laughter, setting a warm and welcoming tone.

Implementation of the Four Corners Icebreaker Game is straightforward, requiring minimal setup and virtually no materials—perhaps just a pen and paper for each participant to create their own unique responses. You can play it even if you don’t have much time.

The rules are simple, which means you can introduce the game and get everyone involved without delay. It’s a flexible activity; whether you have a few minutes to fill or a longer segment in your schedule, Four Corners can be adapted to suit.

Moreover, it’s a fantastic icebreaker at the start of a new year or season within your ministry, fostering connection and sparking conversations among women of faith.

Key Takeaways

  • The game sets a positive and engaging atmosphere for Christian women’s ministry events.
  • It requires minimal setup, making it ideal for various group sizes and timeframes.
  • Four Corners is adaptable and creates opportunities for fellowship.
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Here’s how to play Four Corners:

To play this fun ice breaker activity, announce four topics, one for each ‘corner’, and have each lady go to the topic corner that best fits her. 

When all of the ladies have had a chance to get to a corner, give them a subtopic to discuss among themselves. Below are some examples, but feel free to make up your own.

We always give the ladies several minutes so that everyone has a chance to introduce themselves and talk about the sub-topic.

Ideas for topics/subtopics (but feel free to choose different topics!):

Favorite drink: soda, water, tea, coffee

Subtopic: Share daily morning habits (how much soda, coffee, etc?).

Favorite movie genre: comedy, romance, drama, action

Subtopic: Which specific movie is your favorite?

Favorite sport: football, baseball, basketball, soccer

Subtopic: Share a favorite sporting event memory.

Favorite ice cream: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cookies and cream

Subtopic: Share your favorite place to get ice cream.

Favorite cuisine: Mexican, Italian, Chinese, American

Subtopic: Have you ever traveled overseas and eaten your favorite cuisine there? Share.

LEAST Favorite household chore: ironing, bathrooms, dishes, laundry

Subtopic: Share a funny or frustrating housecleaning story.

Favorite flowers: roses, daisies, tulips, wildflowers

Subtopic: Share a time you received your favorite flower.

Favorite season: summer, fall, winter, spring

Subtopic: Share specifics about why you chose your favorite season.

Favorite holiday: Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, your birthday

Subtopic: Share a favorite holiday memory.

Favorite color: red, pink, blue, green

Subtopic: What feelings do your favorite color evoke?

Where would you prefer to go: mountains, beach, city, stay home

Subtopic: Share a favorite vacation memory.

Favorite superhero: Wonderwoman, Spiderman, Batman, Superman

Subtopic: What’s the first thing you’d do as superhero?

If you had the day to yourself: sleep, watch movies, shop, read

Subtopic: When was the last time you had a day to yourself?

Big adventure: skydiving, surf boarding, bungee jumping, zip lining.

Subtopic: Have you been on your big adventure? Share. If not, do you plan to?

You can have as many rounds as you have time for. We usually do no more than 3 rounds; it depends on the size of the groups.

When finished, either have the ladies sit with the group they ended with (that keeps them mixed up so they can get to know more people) or let them go back to their original seats.

Free Printable Copy of the Four Corners Topics

Want a printable copy of these? Just click HERE to open and download printables for our favorite icebreakers.

**Be sure and check out Icebreaker: Four Corners from Women’s Ministry Toolbox, too!

Game Setup and Rules

When you’re preparing for a women’s ministry gathering, the Four Corners game is a fantastic way to get everyone involved and learning about each other. It’s a simple game that requires minimal setup and can be played using the corners of a room or the corners of slides in a digital presentation.

The most important things to remember are to just have fun! This game is an interactive way to break the ice with laughter and with learning about one another.

Choosing the Corners

First, identify four distinct corners in your meeting space. Each corner will represent an answer choice to a question you will pose during the game. You can use serious topics or if you want a fun, lighthearted get to know you or brain break activity, you can use the list I’ve shared above.

If you’re in a physical space, simply designate each corner of the room. For a virtual meeting, you can create a series of slides in a platform like Google Slides or PowerPoint Presentations, with each slide featuring its own corner as an answer choice.

Preparing the Slides

If you opt for a digital setup, organize your Google Slides or PowerPoint Presentations before the activity begins. Prepare a series of slides with different questions, and assign each corner a specific answer.

Make sure to include a clear directions slide at the beginning to ensure everyone understands how to participate.

The slides should be simple, visually distinct, and labeled clearly so that participants can quickly move to the slide that corresponds with their chosen answer.

Implementing the Game

When preparing to facilitate the Four Corners game for your Christian women’s ministry, consider it as a fun way to encourage fellowship and learning on a variety of topics.

It can particularly shine as a great first day of a retreat or at any meeting where you want to promote interaction and conversation. It also works to boost morale and keep everyone close. Whether you have small or medium groups, it’ll be easy to put together and play.

Conducting the Game

You’ll start by assigning each corners of your room a different topic that resonates with your group’s Christian values or the specific theme of your meeting. Each participant will receive a sheet of paper upon which they can jot down thoughts or relevant scriptures related to the topics.

Then, you’ll have someone stand in the middle of the room to conduct the game, which typically involves calling out various questions or statements related to the topics at hand. Participants will then move to the corner that best represents their answer or opinion.

Incorporating a video file can add a dynamic element to the activity, perhaps by showcasing a short clip relevant to each corner’s topic before the game begins. This can serve as a thought-provoker, giving everyone a common foundation from which to discuss the topics.

Remember, the Four Corners game is not only an icebreaker activity; it’s a springboard for deeper connection and discussion among participants in your women’s ministry.

Variations and Resources

Exploring different themes and adapting to digital platforms can bring new life to the Four Corners game, making it an engaging experience for Christian women’s ministry in any season or setting.

Holiday and Seasonal Themes

Embrace the festive spirit in your ministry through Four Corners with holiday and seasonal themes. For example, during Saint Patrick’s Day, you can use topics such as “favorite Irish hymns” or “ways to serve others in March” to connect and reflect on the holiday’s spirit of community and charity.

Incorporate Spring Break themes by discussing “spiritual renewal” or “community outreach” activities that resonate with the season of growth and rejuvenation.

Digital Adaptations

With the rise of distance learning and the need for more interactive ways to connect, consider adapting Four Corners to a digital format using platforms like Google Drive.

Host a May Digital Game where participants share their dream vacation spots in the corners of a shared document, fostering discussions on rest and the sabbath.

In a March Digital Game, utilize close reading strategies within Google Drive to explore biblical passages, transforming a traditional icebreaker into a tool for occupational therapy and spiritual development.

By incorporating these variations into your ministry, you can deepen connections and make the Four Corners game a more meaningful and versatile activity for your group.

Additional Ideas to Go Along with the Four Corners Icebreaker Game

We gave tickets for door prizes to all participants. We’ve offered the actual prize after an activity or extra tickets to go in a bucket for door prizes later. These items always make popular door prizes at our events:

  • Tickets for Door Prizes (in case you want to have door prize drawings at certain times rather than a prize after every activity)
  • Door Prize Ideas – Check out this post of our 30 most popular door prizes.

Here are some inspired resources for popular door prizes:

Have fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re leading a women’s ministry or organizing a church group, Four Corners can be a wonderful icebreaker. These FAQs will guide you through setting up and asking thoughtful questions that resonate with your group’s faith and fellowship goals.

How do you start a Four Corners icebreaker game?

To start a Four Corners icebreaker game, you simply need a room with four distinct corners. Have your group members choose a corner to stand in. Then, ask a series of questions and each corner will represent a different answer. Participants move to the corner that corresponds with their answer.

What types of questions are typically asked in Four Corners for church groups?

For church groups, questions in Four Corners typically revolve around faith, community, and values. You might ask about favorite Bible stories, virtues that are most important to uphold, or ways to serve the community. This encourages reflection and opens the door to meaningful discussions.

What are some engaging questions for women’s retreat attendees playing Four Corners?

For women’s retreats, consider questions that delve into personal experiences and faith journeys. For instance, ask about a woman in the Bible they most identify with, or how they find peace during challenging times. The goal is to spark conversations that empower and uplift.

How can the Four Corners game be played virtually or online?

Playing Four Corners virtually involves a bit of creativity. Use an online meeting platform with breakout rooms as corners. Participants can move to the room that aligns with their answer. A moderator can manage the flow and keep the conversation engaging.

Where can I find a list of questions to use for a Four Corners game?

You can find a variety of questions tailored to your women’s ministry or church group at resources like Icebreaker Ideas or Simplified Skills. They provide questions designed to initiate sharing and encourage group bonding.

If you’d like to check out some of the other icebreakers we use, try these links:

Get to Know You Icebreaker (with free printable)

Balloon Scriptures Icebreaker (with free printable)

Color Candy Confession Icebreaker

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4 Comments

  1. We used this game and it was a complete hit, I highly recommend it

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