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Gather your players into two teams. Tell one team to put one of their hands on their head, and the other team to put one of their hands on their rear. Then tell them that if they are tagged by someone...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This simulation game is a great one to play on a youth camp. It involves a lot of running and team work but also involves some problem solving skills. You'll need a decent bunch of leaders to run the ...
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Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
A fun group game, sure to provide a whole lot of laughs. Might be suitable for a disco night at your youth group! Set up the group to stand in a circle, and choose one player to be the detective. S...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is the "get to know you" edition of the youth group game called "Bang". You'll need to know the general rules of Bang to understand this game so it's best to read them first: Read the rules fo...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Select one person from your group to be the captain. They must stand on one side of the playing field (usually just in a room or hall) facing the wall. The rest of the group must all start with one...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is soccer. Soccer with not just one ball, not just two balls, but three balls! You'll need three balls, preferably all of a different colour. This game can be really useful to keep as many people...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
The aim of this balloon game is to knock the opposing teams balloons to the floor whilst keeping your own in the air. Basically you have all the balloons for each team blow up their balloons and st...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This is a game that you will want to play in an open area such as outside or in a Gymnasium. The goal of the game is to single highhandedly get everyone else with out going down yourself. It is a good...
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Single Player
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Under $20
This game works a lot like psychiatrist but has it's own twist and humor. Start out by having one person leave the room. With the rest of the group decide upon an action the person has to guess. T...
Inside
Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Line two teams up next to each other with a table a few metres away from the start of the line, each team has 15 cups stacked up like a pyramid. The first player will run to the table then collapse th...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Grab a whole bunch of sticky labels or masking tape and write the names of celebrities on the non-sticky side. Then, without showing them the name, stick a label on the back of each person in your you...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a really great running wide game - good for burning off a lot of energy. However, it's also a good wide game for those who might not like to run as it involves a lot of strategy. 1. Set up ...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This activity is very simple and can be used for a wide variety of ages. 1) The group splits up into pairs. One pair starts by going up to kick. 2) The rest of the group decides who will pitch the b...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Place a chocolate block in the center of the table. The candy should stay in its wrapper and, to make the game last longer, you could wrap the chocolate block in layers of gift-wrapping paper as well....
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This is one of the simplest games I've known, but it still adds up to fun. Hopefully someone hasn't already covered it. 1. You'll need to play in a room with four corners, so it can't be circular....
Inside
All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This game is a fantastic group mixer ice breaker activity. Player must wander around the room and battle each other in Rock, Paper, Scissors. The winner evolves to the next stage and the loser stay...
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All On All
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
The classic game of Mastermind works well when solved as a whole group. The whole group must work together to crack the code. Alternatively, divide the group into two teams and each gets to set a cod...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Give everyone in the group a piece of paper and pen, then get them to write down three facts about themselves along with their name. Once they have done this, they'll need to hand their sheet of paper...
Inside
All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Give the kids either in pairs or as individuals a plate and a tube of toothpaste. The bigger tubes work best. Tell them the challenge is to get all the toothpaste out of the tube as quick as possible....
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Both teams line up sitting down facing away from each other. Everyone holds hands. At one end, the 2 players from either team line, face inwards and place their hands by their sides - ready to grab...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is simply the old TV game revisited. Central to this game is a list of questions and survey answers. You could make them up. But using David Morris' hard work is a better option. The game will wo...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get a number of volunteers up the front. It can often work better if you don't tell them what they are in for. Have the jars of baby food hidden so the players can't see them. Have them stand in a ...
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Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Play this game with the same rules as volleyball except with 3 teams. Have 2 teams play against one another while the third team acts as the net. The "net" team can play a big part in this game as the...
Inside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Simple relay structure for this game. 4 teams line up at one end. Place a bowl of peas (or whatever you are using) at the other end. The first player from each team has to run to the other end and ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Divide your youth group kids into some groups, 4 works well as a relay. Just make sure the groups aren't too big. Set them up in 4 lines across the room. Then send half of each team to the opposite...
Inside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This game should be played with 10-25 people. Pair up each person with a partner. Pick a team to be the squirrel and the nut. Have the squirrel chase the nut. The nut can hook onto a pair of people to...
Outside
Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get 2-4 volunteers. Give each player a can of soft drink, and get them to line up along the starting area. Using only their head they need to push the can of soft drink along the ground, around a chai...
Inside
Multi Player Duel
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Get the group to take off their right shoe. Then throw all the shoes in a big pile in the middle of the room. Tell everyone from the group to grab a random shoe from the pile and put it on their sp...
Inside
Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Talking Point
We came up with this at our first lock-in 3 years ago and it is one of our most requested events! We ask the students to make teams of 4. We write down topics on slips of paper, the topics are fold...
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Multiple Teams
1 hour +
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
This is a similar concept to the Iron Chef on TV and can be run in two different ways: Option A Give the kids a bunch of ingredients (best to combine a few standard ingredients such as flour, pa...
Inside
Multiple Teams
1 hour +
Extreme Mess
Over $20
One of my favourite things is taking something normal and making it life-size. The game of battleships is great fun to play normally, so naturally - a human version is twice as fun. You'll need to ...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
When youth leader says "draw weapons", each person sits on a pew or chair with their Bible held up in air with binding facing them (this is to keep people from putting their fingers IN the Bible while...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
1. Tell the group to get into pairs, preferably with a person who has a similar height/weight to them. 2. Get them to designate one person from their pair to be the "jockey" and one person to be th...
Inside
Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
1. Each person will get a piece of paper and a pencil/pen. 2. Write down your name vertically down the paper. 3. With every alphabet written down, write a keyword to represent each alphabet th...
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All On All
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a game that requires little preparation and is fun among small groups. Have the players sit in a large circle so they can easily separate their "families" (more on that soon). Next, get pla...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This game is based on the great children's movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." You're going to need a large group to play it, so this could be a good camp game. 1) Break the group into six eve...
Outside
Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
Under $20
1. Find the story or book of the Bible you want to teach to your group at www.TheBrickTestament.com. The site has great Lego images which most people find entertaining in themselves. (Warning ... so...
Inside
Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Firstly blindfold the player and tell them that you have placed whole eggs around the hall. Their aim is to get to the other end of the hall without stepping on what they think are eggs. Instead...
Inside
Single Player
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Mark 9:23 "Everything is possible for him who believes." Philippians 4:13 "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." Similar to "if i were going to the moon i would bring..." excep...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get 4 kids to lie down on their backs in a small circle with their legs sticking up in the air. So their feet should be touching at the top, making a kind of table. Put the full bucket of water on her...
Outside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Extreme Mess
No cost
Draw a giant sized Noughts and crosses grid in the middle of the room/yard/field. Divide your group into two teams and get them to number off. Line up the teams on opposite walls/sides of the field...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a classic kids party game and is great fun especially for a group of junior youth kids. One kid will sit on a chair facing away from the group with their eyes closed and have the keys or co...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a great, fun game for leading into topics like spiritual warfare, reaching the lost, etc. This is best played with low lights and room to run and hide. You will need enough glow bracelets ...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This epic twist on dodgeball (http://youthgroupgames.com.au/games/37/dodgeball/) is best played with a fairly large group. It's great to use as an icebreaker because there is almost never an official ...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Arrange the chairs in a big circle, everyone to sit on a chair apart from one person, who stands in the middle of the circle. The person standing in the middle starts the game off by stating someth...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
1) Give ten players a glowstick for the game, which they will wear around their wrists. Obviously, the game is played at night--preferably outdoors, at a camp. 2) Explain the following situation as...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Under $20
A great ice breaker game which is sure to lighten the mood and get people feeling comfortable around one another. Get the group to stand around in a big circle, all facing inwards. Choose a leader ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Before the game starts place all the objects at a hidden place where you it is not too difficult to find. Do not let players know where the objects are but clues can be given. Divide into 2 equal g...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
No cost
This is an excellent ice breaker activity in it's simplest form! If you haven't heard of "Table Topics" before, they are a great tool to use to help people get to know each other and to inspire int...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Over $20
First, you split up into groups of 3-5. You should have at least three teams to play. Each team gets a chair and the caller chooses any random tangible-object noun. Each team is given 5 minutes to...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost