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This is a great game that is high energy, and can give kids (and leaders) an opportunity to vent their frustration! Depending on numbers of balls and players, each player is issued with a ball at t...
Inside
All On All
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Gather all kinds of really horrible foods - ones that are quick to open and eat. For instance, baby food, fresh produce, chips, crackers (small box), etc. Everybody is behind a line, 10 ft. One mem...
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Multi Player Duel
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
Over $20
Get everyone to blow their balloon up. The object of the game is to carry there balloon from the start to the chair and bust it without using their hands, usually between their legs. If they drop t...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Bases An Outdoor Team Game Overview: Bases is a fast-paced outdoor game that combines elements of Capture the Flag, Flag Football, and role playing. Objectives for Winning: The game ends when o...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Over $20
This is a fun run around church wide game I play with our middle-schoolers. The amount of nerf guns, pool noodles, and wasps totally depend on how big your group is, so you can experiment with whateve...
Inside
Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Under $20
A simple bible quiz is a great way to help kids comprehend bible passages and stories. It can be used a tool for learning in small groups, an ice breaker for a big group or maybe as a round in a quiz ...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This kind of thing can be really fun if it is done properly and works out well. Basically the idea is to create a scavenger hunt for the kids using words from the Bible to make up clues. ie. refer ...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
1. Sort your youth group into two teams and then move them to the volleyball court laid out earlier. 2. With one of the BIG balls the teams play normal volley ball, eliminations. So no points are a...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Under $20
1) Everyone arranges themselves in a circle. One person is picked to be in the center. 2) That person will walk around the circle in a dramatic way (the more dramatic, the funnier it is). 3) The...
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All On All
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Have your group split up into two teams and set up like they are going to play volleyball. Then take and set up the net and put the sheet over it so each team cannot see the other team and tell the ki...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
I have no idea why this game works, but it does! Kids are sitting in a circle on chairs. You give them each a word of the memory verse. You 'bop' them on the head and they have to say their word. Y...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
I love this game mostly because of the name, but it is fun to watch and play. One person wears clown pants, the other person throws candy into them from a distance of about two body lengths away. T...
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Multi Player Duel
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
The object of this game is the first team to score. You will need to play several rounds to determine an overall winner. How to Setup - Mark off an even rectangular football field with 2 End Zones...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is an event for the real he-men in your youth group. There is no equipment required, except a blank patch of smooth wall. Line up against the wall, with your backs right against the wall. Slow...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Get the youth to make a circle with the chairs facing inwards. There needs to be one less chair than there are people. One persom stands in the middle of the circle. The people sitting on chairs then ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is kind of like a normal game of kickball except there is only one pitcher--no outfielders, and everyone else is a runner. When the pitcher pitches the ball, only one person kicks but once this p...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a murder mystery game which is great to bring out at a party or maybe on a youth camp. You can only ever play it once with the same crowd because once the the twist is revealed it no longer wo...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Fill each bowl (enough for all the players) with cream and place a cookie in each bowl. Set up the bowls on a table or outside on the ground. Now everyone has to eat everything out of the bowl without...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Everyone gets in the crab position. Two chairs at either end of the hall with a person standing up on them. Team has to hit the balloon to their chair so the person can pop the balloon with a pin. ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Divide the materials evenly and give a set to each team. Give them 5 minutes to make up their own game using each item in one form or another. We took the best parts of each game and made a relay ra...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This game can either be done using a video camera and a TV, or just acted out on the spot. Split your group up into teams and give each team a random object which they will need to advertise and ma...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This game is called "Creationary" and works in a similar way to pictionary and sculptionary. You'll need a random assortment of lego blocks. Prepare a good list of (10 or more) words which won't be...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Talking Point
Seeing as cell phones are something most teens have, why not merge cell phones, scavenger hunt, and hide and seek. Seeing as a lot of youth like to mess with their phones during services, have the ...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Cryptograms are great fun to use on scavenger hunts, treasure hunts and in simulation games. They can also be a useful way of introducing a memory verse. Competitions are always good too - first perso...
Inside
Single Player
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
1. Choose one person to be the "Danger Alert" or choose an adult or a group leader or something. Give him or her the whistle/horn. 2. Tell the players that they are dinosaurs and there are adult di...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
Under $20
I played this at a baby shower, but I am reasonably confident it can be adapted to be youth-orientated... Basically it involves sniffing dirty nappies and guessing the 'mess' that has been deposite...
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Single Player
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
The timeless classic game - dodgeball - requires little set up effort and is always a winner. There are two ways to play it and they're both explained below: CLASSIC Divide the playing area (an ...
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Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
A large area the size of a basketball court is the best for this game. Have two or three leaders line up parallel to each other on either side of the court. The children then have to run from one end ...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Everyone in the group takes a seat in their chair or designated seat, which seats should be arranged in a circle. There should be a large space in the center of the seating area. (We have used couches...
Inside
Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
A bit messy but a real laugh. Get enough eggs so there is one per player. Hard boil them all except one. About 15 minutes in boiling water will be plenty. Put all the eggs in a bowl, including the ...
Outside
Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
You start out by setting up 2 chairs on each end of the room or wherever you are playing. If you play outside, make sure you have a good size gap between the two chair. You're going to pick 2 teens to...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
Under $20
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
Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation. The game facilitator reads from a script to create the narrative drama and create challen...
Inside
Whole Group
30 - 60 mins
No Mess
Under $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
1) Set up the chairs in a large circle facing the middle. There should be one chair less than the number of people in your group. 2) Everyone playing the game must think of any food--apples, puddin...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No 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 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
This game is great when done infront of a crowd. Select four people from the crowd to be your players. The best people to get, are squirmish girls (You'll see why in a moment). Get the players to t...
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Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
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
This is a very simple game (really an activity) which can be used to review information you have taught. 1. Choose your questions. I use this for my ESL class - ages 4 to 10. So the 'questions' ar...
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Single Player
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
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
1) At youth group, break everyone into three teams. If you are at a camp and have a group system, divide them into those groups. 2) Put each team into a straight line and give each person a tooth p...
Outside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
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