Non-contact youth group games that practice social distancing
Low-movement, non-physical and non-contact
As social distancing restrictions begin to ease following the COVID-19 pandemic, youth groups will be able to meet in person again. However, meetings won't be able to completely return to "normal" and will need to embrace a "new normal" for the long-term.
There are many aspects of youth group meetings that may have to change as social distancing practices continue to be in place. All attendees will need to be recorded, maximum attendee numbers may need to be limited and social distancing will need to be practice, ensuring there is the required distance between each person. This will have a major impact on how games can be played. We've done some thinking to help your youth group continue to make your events places for kids to have fun and connect through games.
12 high-energy youth group games that don't involve physical contact and maintain social distancing.
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Our top tips for youth groups practicing social distancing
- Avoid games involving physical contact
- Avoid games involving high movement
- Avoid games involving food
- Mark out social distance spacing on the floor
- Keep kids distanced using objects like tables and chairs
- For circle games, spread the chairs out to maintain social distance
- Clean surfaces and equipment regularly
- Label drinking cups or encourage kids to bring their own drink bottles
- Ensure kids wash hands at regular intervals