Active games for junior youth

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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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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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Baby Burp

You need two people per team, you can make as many teams as you like, and one person is...

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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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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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Banana Chomp Relay: Search

As the teens get there, have them print their name on a list. This gives you the right spelling...

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Banana Chomp Relay: Eat

Using the Bananas with the kids' names on them, pile all the bananas in a heap at the front...

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Blinded Volleyball

Have your group split up into two teams and set up like they are going to play volleyball. Then...

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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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Asteroids

This is a great game that is high energy, and can give kids (and leaders) an opportunity to vent...

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Blindfolded Musical Chairs

It's pretty much what the name suggests! Each person playing is blindfolded and chairs are spread randomly through the...

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Candy Pants

I love this game mostly because of the name, but it is fun to watch and play. One person...

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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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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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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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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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Team Bump

Divide group into 2 teams and have them stand on opposite sides of basketball hoop in parallel lines. If playing...

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Cup Stack Relay

Line two teams up next to each other with a table a few metres away from the start of...

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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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NetTag

Create two teams out of your youth group. We usually separate with girls vs boys but that's not necessary...

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Play Dough Pictionary

Split the group into groups of about 5 pleople and distribute them around the room. Each group is given a...

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Twice Round the Marquee

You find a large building (whatever one you hold youth in) and you send one leader round clockwise walking...

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Dizzy Donkey

Love this game - so funny... 1. Beforehand, cut out a pair of donkey ears using the cardboard or paper. 2....

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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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Speed Cricket

This game has proven to be a real hit. We play it inside after our bible study has finished....

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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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Key Game

You can do this with any amount of kids you would like (min of 5 kids per team) the more...

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Bacon

An action oriented game good for medium and large sized groups. Similar to football and ultimate, two teams try...

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Running Twister

In your youth room place a different color of paper on each wall and have the students stand in...

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Top & Bottom Tag

Gather your players into two teams. Tell one team to put one of their hands on their head, and...

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Marco Polo On Land

This is the same concept as the water version only with rule variations to make it work well on...

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Campers and Tents

Everyone needs to pair up and one becomes the camper (pref. the smaller person) while the other becomes a...

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Gargon

This game is to be played in the dark and it an awesome choice to play as a night...

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Giants, Wizards, and Elves

Summary: An icebreaker / action oriented game good for medium and large sized groups. Similar to a game of rock,...

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Pool Noodle Ball

Played this game with my junior youth (Kids Club - 6 to 12 year old). Have one of the leaders be...

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Dinosaurs

1. Choose one person to be the "Danger Alert" or choose an adult or a group leader or something. Give...

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No Sir, Not I Sir (Prince of Paris)

This is a high paced game of concentration and reaction time. The goal of the game is to become #1...

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Amoeba Tag

If you don't know anything about science, an Amoeba is a type of cell that eats other cells by...

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Four Corners

This is one of the simplest games I've known, but it still adds up to fun. Hopefully someone hasn't...

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Blatterball

Blatterball is essentially a cross between soccer and dodgeball [1]. It's named in honour of the former head of FIFA,...

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Pass the Potato

Overview: This game combines "hot potato" with elements of tag. It can get very competitive with more people. Where...

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10-Second Hide and Seek

Have you ever wanted to play hide and seek, but found that the playing space was simply too small...

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Human Target

This is a very simple game (really an activity) which can be used to review information you have taught. 1....

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Answer Race

1. Prepare four sheets of questions. Each sheet represents one suit (diamond, hearts, clubs, spades). On each sheet write a...

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Chair of Doom

Have everyone hold hands in a ring around the chair. The object of the game is to be the...

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Bees Vs. Wasps

This is a fun run around church wide game I play with our middle-schoolers. The amount of nerf guns,...

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Pool Noodle Tape Hockey

Two teams, each team has to score in the other teams goal. Players can hold the pool noodle however...

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