Skittles Conversation Icebreaker and Self-Esteem Game

Skittles Conversation Game- Self-Esteem Activities for kids

Have a group of kids, tweens, or teens you need to get to talking? The skittles conversation game is a great way to get kids, tweens, or teens talking. The Skittles Conversation game is a great icebreaker game for all ages. Works with kids, tweens, teens, and even adults. This icebreaker game is fun, easy, and involves food which is always a plus. Keep reading to learn how to play this fun self-esteem icebreaker game for kids.

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Skittles Conversation Game, Self-Esteem, Icebreaker games for kids

Some children find it easy to talk, socialize and make friends. Other children are shy, and it takes them a little longer to warm up. One thing all children have in common is they like to have fun.

Playing a game is a fun and less stressful way to get kids talking. Another plus is this candy involves candy; most children love candy. Although treats aren’t good all the time, in this situation, they can be a plus.

This Skittles conversation game, which can also be played with M&Ms, is a great icebreaker game for small groups or classes of children of all ages. This game is not only great for classrooms and groups it also works well in an office setting!


  • Skittles (each person will need 10 Skittles). Don’t like skittles; no problem. You can also do this game with M&Ms.
  • Napkin or something to put the candies on, one per child
  • A list of questions that you want the children to answer. Since there are five colors of skittles, you need five questions.

How to play

Each color will represent a question. The children have to answer the questions depending on how many of that color they have.


Color: Red:  question: Tell me something that you dream about. Say Jimmy has three red skittles. Jimmy has to tell you three things he dreams about.

After Jimmy answers the questions, you would go around the room, asking each child the same question and listening to the answers. Once the child is finished giving their answers, they can eat those skittles.

Once you have the game going smoothly and everyone understands what to do, you can add additional rules.

One additional rule I like to use is letting the children have to decide as a group if they want to eat all of that colored skittles after they answer the question, or each of them will give one back to you and have you answer the question as well. This is a great way to let the children learn more about you.

Sample Icebreaker Questions 

Need help with some icebreaker questions? Here is a list of questions you can ask the children. Remember they will have to give an answer for each one of the Skittles they have in that color, ex if they have four red skittles, they have to give four answers to the question. 

  1. What is something you dream about?
  2. What is something you are good at?
  3. Name a talent that you have.
  4. What do you like to eat?
  5. What characteristics do you think a good friend has?
  6. What is your favorite part of school?
  7. Where would you like to visit?
  8. What did you do over the summer, winter break, spring break, etc….?
  9. What are your favorite movies?
  10. Name your favorite music groups.
  11. Name your favorite songs.
  12. Name your favorite animated characters.
  13. Who are your favorite actors/actresses 
  14. What social media, phone apps or games on your phone or tablet do you use?
  15. What are your favorite t.v shows?
  16. If you can meet anyone who would it be?
  17. If you were a superhero what powers would you have?
  18. If you were a villain what powers would you have?
  19. If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?
  20. What are your favorite colors?