Outdoor games

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Secret Identity

Have everyone secretly write down the name of a person on a small piece of paper or a "post-it"...

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Name Bingo

This is probably one of the oldest and most well known icebreakers. It's also known as "People Bingo" and...

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Mix & Meet

This is a really fun and simple (and yummy) small group get to know you game. Get each person...

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Shoe Talk

Often at the start of a youth camp or youth group year there are many people who don't know...

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Team Architect

Team Architect is basically a game where you get each team to build something with very little amounts of...

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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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Blow Wind Blow

For this icebreaker game you'll need to set up your chairs in a circle facing inwards. Make sure there...

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Two Truths And A Tale

For this great get to know you game, each person must make three statements about themselves, one of which...

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Ultimate Icebreaker

This game is the ultimate icebreaker. Needs a bit a prep before hand - fill up some trays with...

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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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Slap Wrestling

Two people stand facing each other with about a shoulder's span between them and thier feet together. They must...

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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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Psychiatrist

Have the entire group sit in a circle; a room with couches and chairs are fine, as long as...

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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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Matthew Mark Luke John

Each person has a chair. Put 4 chairs in a row (or use a couple couches), the rest in a...

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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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Chair on the Wall

This is an event for the real he-men in your youth group. There is no equipment required, except a...

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Never Have I Ever

Hold out 5 fingers (well, 4 and your thumb) Go around the circle and one at a time, each person announces...

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Celebrity Head Mania

Grab a whole bunch of sticky labels or masking tape and write the names of celebrities on the non-sticky...

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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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Mute Organisation

Simply announce that you want everyone lined up across the room by birth-date. Only catch: no talking. Once they...

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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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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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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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Penny For Your Thoughts

Each kid gets a coin. When asked, they share something significant that happened to them the year the coin...

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Bucket Balance

Get 4 kids to lie down on their backs in a small circle with their legs sticking up in the...

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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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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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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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Fishing for Marbles

Divide the youth into 2 or more teams. Place the bucket in the middle of the room, then put the...

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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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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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Chocolate Game

Place a chocolate block in the center of the table. The candy should stay in its wrapper and, to...

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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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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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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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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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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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Messy Twister

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

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Porridge Pants

This game can either be played as an up-front game or as an all-play game. Either bring 4 people up...

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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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Silent Ball

Get everyone to stand around the room in random places. Then it's as simple as telling everyone to be...

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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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Water Bomber

This is a classic battle game which is easy to set up. Purchase a fair few water bombs and...

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Baby Food Roulette

Get a number of volunteers up the front. It can often work better if you don't tell them what...

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Bible Drill

When youth leader says "draw weapons", each person sits on a pew or chair with their Bible held up...

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Cheeseball Chuck-up

Divide your group into 4 teams. Select 1 player from each team to be the "target". Get a few teammates to...

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Egg Roulette

A bit messy but a real laugh. Get enough eggs so there is one per player. Hard boil them...

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Icebreaker Questions

A great way to help people open up to each other is to ask them fun questions that allow...

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