Large group games

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Secret Identity

Have everyone secretly write down the name of a person on a small piece of paper or a "post-it"...

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Name Bingo

This is probably one of the oldest and most well known icebreakers. It's also known as "People Bingo" and...

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Shoe Talk

Often at the start of a youth camp or youth group year there are many people who don't know...

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Team Architect

Team Architect is basically a game where you get each team to build something with very little amounts of...

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Blow Wind Blow

For this icebreaker game you'll need to set up your chairs in a circle facing inwards. Make sure there...

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Everyone's It!

Same rules as chasey... except everyone is it! Get everyone to put their non-prefered hand on their head. Then,...

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Slap Wrestling

Two people stand facing each other with about a shoulder's span between them and thier feet together. They must...

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Actionary

This icebreaker youth group game is a cross between pictionary, sculptionary and charades. Firstly come up with a list...

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French Vs English

First off I wanted to say that this is probably one of my all time favourite youth group games....

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Jockeys Up

1. Tell the group to get into pairs, preferably with a person who has a similar height/weight to them. 2....

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Speed Dating With a Twist

Set up the chairs in two circles, a small circle and a larger circle outside of that. Make sure...

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Murder in the Dark

This game is very simple. Perfect for a sleepover party or a late night camp gamer. Make a room...

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Captain's Orders

This game is excellent for a competitive group. It tires everyone out really quickly and can provide a good...

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Celebrity Head Mania

Grab a whole bunch of sticky labels or masking tape and write the names of celebrities on the non-sticky...

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Never Have I Ever

Hold out 5 fingers (well, 4 and your thumb) Go around the circle and one at a time, each person announces...

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Chair on the Wall

This is an event for the real he-men in your youth group. There is no equipment required, except a...

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Countries

This is a really great running wide game - good for burning off a lot of energy. However, it's...

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Sardines

This is a game that we always play at my youth group. I guess it's kind of a reverse...

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Spin Chasey

This is a game we made up by accident back at youth group in good old days. Basically... everyone...

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Shoe Shuffle

Get the group to take off their right shoe. Then throw all the shoes in a big pile in...

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Three Ball Soccer

This is soccer. Soccer with not just one ball, not just two balls, but three balls! You'll need three...

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Newspaper War

Collect a ton of scrap paper (in most churches, just place a box next to the copier for 3 or 4...

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Pea Pipes

Simple relay structure for this game. 4 teams line up at one end. Place a bowl of peas (or whatever...

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The Tangled Chain

Get everyone to huddle in a group in the middle of the room and join each hand with someone...

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Biblical Detectives

This kind of thing can be really fun if it is done properly and works out well. Basically the...

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Cook-off

This is a similar concept to the Iron Chef on TV and can be run in two different ways:...

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Musical Statues

I usually call this game dance and stop, because then the rules are even easier to explain. Play music,...

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War!

This is one of the easiest games to set up... but one of the most annoying games to clean...

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Fresh

Fresh is a classic youth group running and strategy game. It's good for those kids who like to show...

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Over the Mountain

I love this game for getting to know students. Each player sits in a chair in a circle facing...

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Sock Thief

Get everyone to take their shoes off. Give two spare socks to anyone not wearing any. Everyone gets down...

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True False Run

The group stands in the middle of a room (or if outside, between two markers eg cones). one wall...

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Cheeseball Chuck-up

Divide your group into 4 teams. Select 1 player from each team to be the "target". Get a few teammates to...

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Giant Bowling

This is a simple game, but can be great fun for a mini-olympics style event. Basically, set up a...

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Musical Boys and Girls

Divide the group up into girls and boys, but try to make sure that there is an even amount...

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Spit in the Bucket

This game can get kind of gross, if people are squeamish about saliva. Set up two buckets on chairs...

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Stuck in the Mud

In stuck in the mud, one person is "it". when they touch someone, that person is "frozen" in place....

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Water Bomber

This is a classic battle game which is easy to set up. Purchase a fair few water bombs and...

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Bible Drill

When youth leader says "draw weapons", each person sits on a pew or chair with their Bible held up...

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Cross Country Spoons

Everyone's played spoons right? (if you don't know how to play, ask anyone at your youth group, they'll know......

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Icebreaker Questions

A great way to help people open up to each other is to ask them fun questions that allow...

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In The Tomb, Out of the Tomb

Draw a long line using yarn or masking tape. Have the children line up in a straight line facing...

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Poopdeck

For medium size to large groups indoor or out. Use tape to create large boxes on the floor or...

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Rock Paper Scissors

In the middle of the playing field set up 2 long lines with a bout 1 - 2 metres to divide them....

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Where The Wind Blows

Everyone sits in a circle on chairs and one person is in the middle. The person in the middle...

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Duck Duck Goose

Get the group to sit in a circle and then select one person to be "it". They must walk...

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Man Diddy Watcher

I remember playing this game way back in primary school days. Awesome fun. It's similar to "Doggy doggy who's...

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Create A Commercial

This game can either be done using a video camera and a TV, or just acted out on the...

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Alka Seltzer Waterfight

A simple water fight game which is fantastic for cooling down on hot summer days. Preparation 1. Get a large...

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Bible Quiz

A simple bible quiz is a great way to help kids comprehend bible passages and stories. It can be...

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