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This game requires a fair bit of trouble and preparedness, but it's worth it if you have the time. I thought it would be nice to have a relatively easy food night that resulted in something that you w...
Inside
Multiple Teams
1 hour +
Extreme Mess
Over $20
Divide the youth into 2 or more teams. Place the bucket in the middle of the room, then put the ice in, and fill with water. Now poor the marbles into the bucket (about 50 is good). Get all the ...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
Everyone sits in chairs that are facing in a circle except one player - that one is in the middle. Go around the circle and give everyone 1 of 3 fruit names (or 4 or 5 - depending on how many is playi...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Each team must line up behind an empty bowl. At the other end there must be a bucket of water with one of each type of fruit in there (preferably one for each team member). In the middle, between the ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
This game is best played in teams of three or less. Each team will get a fruit item (banana, apples, oranges) that has been cut up and some random materials to put the fruit back together (needles,...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
This game is to be played in the dark and it an awesome choice to play as a night game on a youth camp. Take apart the flashlight into it's parts and have the person who is "it" (the Gargon) to go ...
Inside
Whole Group
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a simple game, but can be great fun for a mini-olympics style event. Basically, set up a giant size bowling alley in a large area - it could be anywhere! We use our carpark and draw lines u...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
1. Each team puts 8 cards in a discard pile with the top card facing up. 2. That leaves 12 cards “in hand” or on the ground to flip. 3. When the game starts each team flips over 2 cards at a ...
Outside
Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
No cost
You start by splitting everyone up into teams of two. Everyone is standing and has their backs against each other. Holding their hands in the air, they have to sit on the floor without falling over. A...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Each team of four has a pair of boots. For each round, they nominate a player to answer a question. The player is asked a question which is near impossible (and sometimes stupid ie. what have i wri...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
Over $20
This is a brilliant circle game! Basically get a circle of chairs set up and get the whole group to sit in them, except for one person who starts in the middle. This person then has to select someo...
Inside
All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Draw a giant sized Noughts and crosses grid in the middle of the room/yard/field. Divide your group into two teams and get them to number off. Line up the teams on opposite walls/sides of the field...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
How to play: 1. Divide the group into 2 teams. 2. Each team goes to the opposite end of the field where their flag is located. 3. One person on the team distributes the cards before and during the ga...
Outside
Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
No cost
Talking Point
Whilst the music is playing, all players must dance around the room and when the music stops players must bop down. Last person to bop down is out. Remaining players will await further instruction, be...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a great game for learning names and getting used to each other. It's based on the whats missing game, where you place random objects under a sheet, secretly remove one then get the kids to gue...
Inside
All On All
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Setup: First you make a very large circle of chairs, or tables on their sides. This can also be done by creating boundaries on the outsides with tape or a wall of students. Then you place the doll...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Over $20
This is a guessing game. If there are fewer than ten people in the group, one person thinks of a word - if there are 10 people or more, two people think of a word together, without the rest of the gro...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Give each team member a straw. Place two tables about 10 feet apart. One the first table have a paper plate filled with lima beans. On the second table have another paper plate to deposit the beans on...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Before playing, designate two actions for 'true' and 'false' (such as hands on heads or hands behind back) and hand out five matchsticks to each player. When it is a players turn they say their ONE ST...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
The two bases are at opposite ends (much like the distance of a basketball court). Each base has one person on it representing his team. Each team must get their ball to their team member on the mat...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Divide the group into two teams. Print out a memory verse and cut it up so there is one word on each piece of paper. Set up a hoop or bin which teams must aim for. When a goal is made, a team wi...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This game is a classic messy food game! Basically set up your twister board (or you can use paper plates if you don't have one). On each colour put a different coloured food. Red - tomato sauce Bl...
Outside
All On All
5 - 10 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
Each person has a milk jug. There are no boundaries set. Each team has a goal they are to defend with one person. By running up and down the field the tennis ball or is passed from teammate to team...
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Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
No cost
I usually call this game dance and stop, because then the rules are even easier to explain. Play music, stop the music. When the music stops, everyone has to freeze. If you see someone moving - the...
Inside
All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a fantastic game that gets even the quite kids involved. This game can be played with 10-25 kids per team. Best played in a large, in an un-breakable hall. Split the group into two teams and h...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Setup: Sticky-tape a ring of glow-sticks to the opening of the bins, one colour per bin. then place the bins on a stack of say 6 chairs (to give it some height). Divide your youth group into 2 teams....
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
This is pretty much just a relay with a twist! Poke two holes opposite one another at the top of the cups and attach the large rubber band to the holes. This is to be used as a 'nose extension'. ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
1. Create 2 teams. 2. Begin the game by throwing the ball over the net. 3. The goal of the game is to not let the ball touch the ground on your side of the net. 4. You may catch the ball and thro...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Players are separated into equal teams and given their own colored flag-football flags which are worn around their waist. The objective of the game is to get the other teams flags. Flags that do not h...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Give one life saver to each team. Each member of the team has a toothpick which they keep pursed between their lips (*cough* cough* cigarette style.) The team stands in a line and the aim of the...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Pass the Parcel is a classic kid's party game and can be played on many different occasions - at youth group, at a birthday party or at a holiday kids club. First up you'll need to a get a gift and...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
For medium size to large groups indoor or out. Use tape to create large boxes on the floor or ground. Each of these boxes is a deck. Students gather in one of these decks -- the poopdeck, quarterdeck ...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This game can either be played as an up-front game or as an all-play game. Either bring 4 people up front or break your group up into even teams of 4-6. Each team nominates one volunteer. Each volunte...
Outside
Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
1. Blow up all the balloons bought and evenly distribute them into 2 different large garage bags (do this beforehand) 2. Divide participants into two groups 3. From a high place release one of the ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Under $20
This is a wide game that we played on our last youth camp. It should run for a couple of hours. As with most wide games, you'll want to customise it to your group. I've written down what we did, but f...
Outside
Multiple Teams
1 hour +
No Mess
Over $20
The goal of the game is to defeat Darth Vader(preferably a youth leader) before he finds and freezes everyone. The only way you can defeat him is by finding a light saber hidden in the building and h...
Inside
Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
1. Break up into even teams 2. Pick a captain for each team who will begin on the dodgeball court 3. The rules are just like dodgeball except when you get hit, the other team GAINS a player rather t...
Outside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Cook rice for about 40 minutes until it's really gluggy and sticky. Then let it cool. Give teams a portion of the rice each. The competition is to use the rice to mould something. You can let them ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
Get everyone to stand around the room in random places. Then it's as simple as telling everyone to be quiet! Basically, the game involves the players throwing the ball to each other. A player is el...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
There are many simple word games you can find at the website listed. Some of them can be played as a whole group. Others are suited to teams but you'll get a feel for what works best. The games f...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Line up 2 teams against opposite walls. Number them all off so each team has a set of matching numbers. Make sure there is a chair at either end of the playing hall to use as the goal, and set up the ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Whn the leader says "get ready", each player puts the tablet on their tongue. On "go", each player pours the water in their mouth (NOT swallowing any), and clamps their lips together. The object is to...
Outside
All On All
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
2 teams, each team sets up a base on either side of the hall/playing area with limited about of objects. When the game starts both teams throw the sponge-balls at each other to get the entire othe...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Its best to play outdoors in an open area. Give everyone a number (1-however many players there are). Have a leader throw a ball in the air and say one of the numbers that was given, that person ha...
Outside
All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Two teams (1 or 2 youth to a team) head off in a race to eat away at a slice of cheese to create a certain shape. For this game, we projected images of states (hence the name of the game) on the sc...
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Multi Player Duel
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This game is simple and is a great icebreaker among youth groups and camps. Divide the group into four teams and send them to a corner of a large room, or selected areas outside. Placed in the cent...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Under $20
I have nooooo idea why, but our youth group loved this game. Basically, it involves a designated person standing in the middle of the room, blindfolded. They are the swinger of the cat. We turned o...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Break the group into 2 teams of 3 players. The players of each team will be tied up together by their feet using a rope. There must be 2 poles on the field and each team will have a different pole as ...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
This group game could be used as an ice breaker game or just as a relaxed game. It's a cross between Telephone and Pictionary. Would work well in a whole group setting (depending on how big the ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Everyone sits in a circle. In the middle of the circle is a toaster. Put a piece of bread in the toaster and pop it down. Once the toast is down, go round the circle and people have to quickly s...
Inside
Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20