T-shirt frozen in block of ice, as featured in fun game called Cold Shoulder

Cold Shoulder

Zany, small group initiative that demands quick thinking.

  • Fast-paced
  • Friendly competition
  • Fosters creativity
  • Ideal in hot weather


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User Reviews, Comments & Ideas (2)
5.00 avg. rating (89% score) - 1 vote

  1. Katie Inouye

    I played this at summer leadership program for middle school students. It was a lot fun, especially on a hot day. I had a couple students tell me that this was one of their favorite activities. Make sure you use old t-shirts.

  2. smallishbear

    “This is referred to as Cold Shoulder for obvious reasons. We also do a similar activity where we freeze a pair of shorts and that’s called Chilly Willy…”

    I chose the wrong time to take a sip of water. Was not expecting that ending, haha!

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