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Cut out cardboard circles and make a target. Smallest one is the hundred, second smallest is 90 and so on. Mark a line two metres away from it. Load up a spud gun and give kids a shot at hitting th...
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Single Player
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Hitchhiker's Teeball is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike teeball. Now that we've got that over with, this game is somewhat akin to netball. It seems to work well both indoors and outdoors. Th...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
You have 4 teams of two. Each team gets two tries whoever misses twice first gets out. They must rotate. The last two keep going spinning around every 6 turns....
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Pretty much self explanitory, as the name suggests - get each player/team to build a house of cards. The player with the tallest tower in the allotted time wins! Make sure the kids don't destroy ea...
Inside
Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
The aim of this game is to eat as many plain dry weet bix in a certain amount of time (say two minutes). Trust me its harder than it sounds! Person that eats the most wins! P.S Make sure there is enou...
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Single Player
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This game is a variation of normal paper scissors rock. I'm going to assume you know how that one works. However, instead of using just your hands, you use your entire body. For scissors, you stretch ...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Each team stands in a straight line behind one another at the start line. When the relay commences the first member of the team has to carry the second team member across to the finish line. Once ther...
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Multiple Teams
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
The object of this small group ice breaker game is to reveal unknown things about yourself to the group in a fun atmosphere. A person states three things about themself. Two must be true and one a ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This game is vaguely related to both Foosball and pinball, is reasonably active, and can be played indoors. Useful for those delightful winter months. The explanation may look complicated, but bear wi...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
In teams, give the kids an even amount of ice cream on a plate, on a table outside. Using only their hands, give them 5 minutes to make a snowman. Best snowman wins. It's good team work, because to...
Outside
Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Group is seated in circle. First person begins, 'My name is ... If I went to Mars, I would take.(a object beginning with the first letter of their name e.g. "Aaron's apple")' Next person in circ...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
All you need is a straight line - like a rope or a hose or a line on a tennis/basketball court etc. Line everyone up one side of the line. Tell everyone they are now standing on the bank of a river ...
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All On All
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Draw a long line using yarn or masking tape. Have the children line up in a straight line facing the leader on the right side of the line. The right side of the line is called "In the tomb" and the le...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Using gellatine, make a slab of jelly in an ice-cream container (you have to increase the consistency to enable the jelly to be more firm so it stays as a cube when you get it out the container...I'm ...
Outside
Multiple Teams
5 - 10 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
This is done during Holy Week. Kids wear old clothes and bring a change of clothes. For the week before the congregation is asked to drop off prepared batches of jello in church kitchen. The student...
Inside
Multiple Teams
30 - 60 mins
Extreme Mess
Over $20
Jelly bobbing is like bobbing for apples... only we're using jelly instead of water and lollies instead of apples. Give each contestant a bowl full of jelly and hide some lollies in it (*It's a good i...
Outside
Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
Write the memory verse on large paper and cut it into a puzzle. Get the kids to put the puzzle together. For larger groups have more than one puzzle and make it a race....
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Based on the game for Kinnect or Wii, this is a simple fun, high energy group game for your students. Think a little of "Follow the Leader" meets the dancing video game..LIVE! You can honestly play i...
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All On All
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Pick two teams, each team with 2 people. One person lays on the floor and the other person holds the ketchup bottle at SHOULDER LENGTH and must fill one cup with ketchup. After the 1st cup is filled, ...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
You can do this with any amount of kids you would like (min of 5 kids per team) the more that better i think. Place the key in the center of the table, then line the teams up facing the table, stan...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
You know that kids toy where it's a circular object and you have to fit the different shapes in the different holes? Find one of them and do time trials using it. We played this for hours at one of...
Inside
Multi Player Duel
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is an outdoor game combining tag/chasey/tiggy/tips, bluff, and a healthy dose of running around like a maniac. In any given round, one team plays Offence, and the other Defence. They have differe...
Outside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is not an active game but it is ideal for any down time such as bus rides, waiting in line, sitting by a camp fire etc. It is a brain teaser/riddle type of game. 1. Tell the group that you ar...
Inside
All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Talking Point
"The situation is dire - following a shipwreck, everyone has been stranded on a deserted island! Each person is allowed to bring one object to the island - ideally something that represents them or so...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
Divide the playing group into two teams. One team should be blindfolded. They can call out "marco". The other team will have a rubber squeaky toy. When the blindfolded team calls out "marco" the...
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All On All
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is the same concept as the water version only with rule variations to make it work well on land. SET UP 1. We use a rope to identify the boundary of the field. I think this is needed bec...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Marshmallow dodgeball is a variant of the dodgeball rules. It's best if the kids wear dark coloured clothing. When you throw a starch covered marshmallow it leaves a white powdered spot. (Meaning it's...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
This is a messy food youth group game with an ultimate surprise at the end! First you mix up a big pot of green mush. Ingredient: 3 boxes of vanilla instant pudding 3 big jars of apple sauce ...
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Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
Extreme Mess
Over $20
You need an empty matchbox for each person and a hall (preferably carpeted). The matchbox must be empty, and is 5.2cm x 3.7cm x 1.6cm. In the hall, measure out a 20m track, which is as straight as pos...
Inside
Multi Player Duel
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Players are numbered off: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc. Matthew sits in the super chair. This person starts clapping, two claps on legs, two claps with fists (more quiet) Matthew sta...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
This is a favourite food game at our youth group. Cover a table with plenty of aluminium foil, empty out many litres of ice-cream onto the table, give the kids the sauces and lollies, and tell them...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
Each contestant is give a cup of milo (just the powder) with 2 or 3 large mouthfuls in it. The first person to swallow all their milo is the winner. Sounds easy....its not, maybe put a tarp on ...
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Multi Player Duel
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
I bought a putter at my church fete for $2 a fair few years ago and since then I've occasionally had a hit around my house. Just grab a golf ball, put a cup somewhere and then play mini-golf - it's th...
Inside
All On All
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
Works very similar to Simon says or just as a fun way of keeping everyone warm without the sully says element, you could use it as ‘monster training’, ‘monsters university’ there are many ways...
Inside
All On All
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Set up "cow pats" along a track about 50m long. "Cow pats" consist of paper plates with either jelly or flour, water and food colouring on them. Blind fold the players. We meant for the game to...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Extreme Mess
Under $20
This is the Japanese version of Telephone. Sit in a circle. Pick one person to be "IT" - that person leaves the room. Everyone else picks one person to be the "Liar". Then the person who is "IT" co...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
In this game there are seven or nine players. Three or Four people stand on one side of the trampoline and the three or four people stand on the other side of the trampoline. The last person stands ju...
Outside
All On All
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
This is a rip off of the old TV show Mr. Squiggle. We used this activity as the finale game of a Pictionary Night. Preparing the mask: Before the game, you need to prepare the Mr. Squiggle mask. C...
Inside
Multi Player Duel
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
Under $20
A timeless classic kids party game! Set up some chairs in a circle (always make sure there is 1 less chair than there are players). Crank the music and get the kids to run (or dance) around the circle...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
No cost
Create two teams out of your youth group. We usually separate with girls vs boys but that's not necessary its just easier to tell the teams apart. Like the games name this is a combination of net ...
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Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Break the group into even teams and provide each group with some newspaper pages, a pair of scissors, some paper and some glue. Then, once the teams are ready, provide them with a bible verse/passage ...
Inside
Multiple Teams
10 - 30 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
New
Collect a ton of scrap paper (in most churches, just place a box next to the copier for 3 or 4 days!) Have the group divide in half and strategically place themselves around the room. Give the room...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
It's essentially tip, but when you get tipped you sit down where you were tipped. Once you've been tipped your arms and legs can be used to tip other people, except you bottom must remain on the floor...
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All On All
5 - 10 mins
No Mess
No cost
A group of players sit in circle. One person is placed standing in the middle of the circle and blindfolded. That person is then turned around a few times so as to be unfamiliar with the sitting posit...
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Whole Group
10 - 30 mins
No Mess
No cost
Divide group into smaller groups of ten. Disperse and even amount of biodegradable packing peanuts. (About 30-40 per team) Explain to students that when these specific type of packing peanuts get we...
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Whole Group
5 - 10 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20
2 players put an end of a pair of panty hose over each others head and hold it over there face. Put a piece of tape at opposite ends of the room 10 metres apart. When ready leader says go and they ...
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Multi Player Duel
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
Under $20
Line up everyone is one long line then give each child a party blower and empty match box. On their knees, each player must blow the match box to the other end of room using the party blower. First pl...
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Whole Group
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Similar to pass the parcel, except instead of lollies, kids receive a word of the memory verse, which is pieced together at the end of the game. Pass the Parcel = parcel is passed around circle and...
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All On All
0 - 5 mins
No Mess
No cost
Before playing the game, prepare two pieces of paper with a completely random and obscure phrase on them. They should have the same amount of words. Get two teams of two (Pairs) and assign one pers...
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Multiple Teams
0 - 5 mins
Cool Off & Clean Up
Under $20