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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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Quick Switch Chasey

Usually played in a hall, this game requires 2 even teams. 1 team kneels down in a line through the middle...

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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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Cups and Downs

This game is best played with a small group. Place 20 or more cups in the middle of the room,...

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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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Tea Towel Face Off

Both teams line up sitting down facing away from each other. Everyone holds hands. At one end, the 2 players...

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Volleyball with Human Net

Play this game with the same rules as volleyball except with 3 teams. Have 2 teams play against one another while...

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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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Sock Hockey

One on one indoor hockey... with socks!

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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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Crab Balloon Soccer

Everyone gets in the crab position. Two chairs at either end of the hall with a person standing up...

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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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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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Swing The Cat

I have nooooo idea why, but our youth group loved this game. Basically, it involves a designated person standing...

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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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Caterpillar Race

Divide your youth group kids into some groups, 4 works well as a relay. Just make sure the groups aren't...

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Chairball

Set up your hall like a foosball table: With chairs as the black and white team. The 'black' chairs...

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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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Fruit Juice Face-off

Each team must line up behind an empty bowl. At the other end there must be a bucket of...

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Goldfish Gauntlet

This game is great when done infront of a crowd. Select four people from the crowd to be your...

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Messy Twister

Takes twister to a whole new level. Prepare to get very messy!

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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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Rocketball

There is many different ways to play this game - I think the key ingredients are using a decent...

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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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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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Sock Wrestling

Everyone is to have socks on and no shoes. They are to stand inside a designated area, and when...

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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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Sponge Ball Skirmish

2 teams, each team sets up a base on either side of the hall/playing area with limited about of...

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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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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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Moulder Ball

In this game there are seven or nine players. Three or Four people stand on one side of the...

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Mr Whippy

Divide everyone into teams. Select one player from each team to lay down with a cone in their mouth....

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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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Russian Kickball

A fun twist on traditional kickball: Divide youth into two co-ed teams. Youth leader is "all-time pitcher." Played just...

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Who's Line Is It Anyway

Everyone's seen the "Whose Line Is It Anyway" TV show right? Anyway, it's a theatre sport game. The possibilties...

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Ameba

Place a chair in the middle of a room or playing area. The bigger the playing area is, the...

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Gum Boot Goop

Each team of four has a pair of boots. For each round, they nominate a player to answer a...

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Minigolf Mayhem

I bought a putter at my church fete for $2 a fair few years ago and since then I've occasionally...

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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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Coal Mine Relay

This is a basic relay race using wheel barrows. You'll need at least two teams, each team needing 1 wheelbarrow....

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Do You Love Your Neighbour?

Get all the players to sit in a circle, except for one person who must stand in the middle...

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Matchbox Nose Race

You need an empty matchbox for each person and a hall (preferably carpeted). The matchbox must be empty, and...

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