Seeing as cell phones are something most teens have, why not merge cell phones, scavenger hunt, and hide and seek.
Seeing as a lot of youth like to mess with their phones during services, have the youth turn off their phone and give the phone (or camera) to a leader before the service (This worked better if the youth do NOT know why you are taking their phones) Then have a leader hide the phones or camera while the service is going on.
After service, call the youth together and explain the game that they will be playing. Then pair up the youth who don't have a camera or cell phone with someone who does (groups of 3 or less). Then have them find their phones (or camera) and go to the leader to get a list of scavenger hunt items (created by the leader or someone else) the first group to find their phone (or camera) and take pictures of everything on the list wins (they must show a leader their pictures in order to recieve credit for taking the pictures).
Having the phones off prevents the youth from calling their phones to find them.
The adults even had fun playing this game!
Submitted by Anon on 20 Jan 2012 12:00:00Has this game been helpful?