Active games for large groups

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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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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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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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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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Countries

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Poopdeck

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fruit Basket Turnover

Everyone sits in chairs that are facing in a circle except one player - that one is in the...

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Mix & Mingle

This get to know you game / ice break game is a great way to generate discussion amoungst a big...

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Chalk Fencing

This game is for two players. Using sticky tape, attach a piece of paper to the upper shoulder of...

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Birdie on a Perch

Players should pair off into partners (girls with girls and guys with guys is usually better). One player will...

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Body Parts

Teens should pair off. The oldest person of the pairs should go to the middle and make a circle....

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Circle Untangle

This is an all time classic icebreaker game! Everyone stands in a big circle and then grabs onto two...

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Pantyhose Pull

2 players put an end of a pair of panty hose over each others head and hold it over there...

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Proper Dodgeball

The most popular game at our Youth Group (played just like in the movie 'dodgeball'). Two teams line up...

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Rock Paper Dragon

This game is great as an icebreaker and our group did it the first night of a youth confrence....

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Human Paper Scissors Rock

This game is a variation of normal paper scissors rock. I'm going to assume you know how that one...

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Lima Bean Relay Race

Give each team member a straw. Place two tables about 10 feet apart. One the first table have a paper...

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Scream Till You Drop!

Line up kids. When you say go, they run as fast as they can, screaming as loud as they...

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Unlimited Ping Pong

Push the long sides of the tables together so you have a large rectangle with a long seam down...

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A Light In Darkness

This is a great, fun game for leading into topics like spiritual warfare, reaching the lost, etc. This is...

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Dodgeball Crossover

A large area the size of a basketball court is the best for this game. Have two or three...

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In The River

All you need is a straight line - like a rope or a hose or a line on a...

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The Chair Game

Arrange the chairs in a big circle, everyone to sit on a chair apart from one person, who stands...

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Crazy Pong

Number off 1 through however many player you have Player 1 serves a legal ping-pong serve to Player 2 Player 2 allows the...

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Bible Centred

Balance a bible on a chair in the middle of your playing area. Form a circle around the bible,...

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Trash Can Game

The whole group joins hands in a circle around the trash can. While holding hands, on the count of...

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Zombie Apocalypse

How to Play: Basically, there will be three teams. One is the Zombies, one is the Survivors, the last...

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Human Relay

Each team stands in a straight line behind one another at the start line. When the relay commences the...

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Molecule

This simulation game is a great one to play on a youth camp. It involves a lot of running...

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Steal The Keys

Put the keys in the metal bowl, and place it under the chair. Everyone makes a wide circle around...

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Body Part Musical Chairs

So I am a sunday school teacher at my church and I have found this youth group game to...

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