Outdoor games for junior youth

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Mix & Meet

Get each person to grab some M&M's. Tell them not to eat them. Assign a different meaning to...

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Teeth

Everyone sits in a circle. Each player chooses a fruit or vegetable. Player A says their fruit/veggie, then...

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Sardines

This is a game that we always play at my youth group. I guess it's kind of a reverse...

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The Tangled Chain

Get everyone to huddle in a group in the middle of the room and join each hand with someone...

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Drip Drip Drop

Kind like duck duck goose but with water. Everyone sits in a circle and the game begins just like...

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Animal Noise Game

A great ice breaker game which is sure to lighten the mood and get people feeling comfortable around one...

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In The Tomb, Out of the Tomb

Draw a long line using yarn or masking tape. Have the children line up in a straight line facing...

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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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Memory Verse Basketball

Divide the group into two teams. Print out a memory verse and cut it up so there is one...

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True or False?

A great way to reinforce what has just been taught... Instead of the traditional pop-quiz to see how much...

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Poetry in Motion

This is a nice quiet activity when you've got a small cozy group and have some time to kill....

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Swamp Crossing

Divide group into two teams. Give each team 3 "rocks" (construction paper cutouts about 1 1/2' x 1 1/2'). Make a start...

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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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Balloon Pop

A fantastic balloon game to help with learning memory verses! Put each word of the memory verse in the...

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Blind Man's Journey

Sometimes i just can't work out why kids like some games, but my younger group LOVES this game. Blindfold...

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Bop It

I have no idea why this game works, but it does! Kids are sitting in a circle on chairs....

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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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Heads or Tails?

A good game for revising what has been learnt. Similar to heads or tails, person up the front asks...

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Jigsaw Puzzle

Write the memory verse on large paper and cut it into a puzzle. Get the kids to put the...

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Sound Effects

Divide into groups of 5-6. Give each group a tape recorder and a list of sound effects. The object...

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Musical Chairs

A timeless classic kids party game! Set up some chairs in a circle (always make sure there is 1 less...

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Pass the Lifesaver

Give one life saver to each team. Each member of the team has a toothpick which they keep pursed...

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Pass the Parcel Memory

Similar to pass the parcel, except instead of lollies, kids receive a word of the memory verse, which is...

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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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Rice Model Competition

Cook rice for about 40 minutes until it's really gluggy and sticky. Then let it cool. Give teams a portion...

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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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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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Trains

Everybody sits in a circle holding hands, you nominate 2 people to be 'stations' and 1 person to sit in the...

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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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State the Cheese

Two teams (1 or 2 youth to a team) head off in a race to eat away at a slice of...

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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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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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The Yes No Game

It's a great game to play while going on a walk or playing another game or to play on...

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Monkey in the Middle

For this icebreaker game, you'll need to form a circle with chairs. You have one person in the middle....

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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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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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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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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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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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