Active games for small groups

45 games found

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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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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Mix & Mingle

This get to know you game / ice break game is a great way to generate discussion amoungst a big...

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AhSoKo!

Description: An icebreaker for a small group that gets everyone involved with the coordination of hands, voice and pace....

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Steal The Keys

Put the keys in the metal bowl, and place it under the chair. Everyone makes a wide circle around...

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Ultimate Ninja

The group stands in a circle and nominates someone to start. 3 - 2 - 1 ULTIMATE NINJA! Everyone has to start...

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Skit Night

We came up with this at our first lock-in 3 years ago and it is one of our most requested...

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The Human Slingshot

It's an exhilarating, fast-paced game that involves four people slinging each other back and forth within a human sized...

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Going Up or Going Down?

You start by splitting everyone up into teams of two. Everyone is standing and has their backs against each...

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Snowball Fight

This is a great fun get to know you game. It works well as an ice breaker game and...

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Revolving Dodgeball

1. Divide the playing area into a circle of 4 equal triangles (An AWANA circle layout to divide the gym into 4...

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Aardvark Race

Set the game up by having two lots of two bowls facing each other. One on one side of...

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No Sir, Not I Sir (Prince of Paris)

This is a high paced game of concentration and reaction time. The goal of the game is to become #1...

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Orky? Snorky!

A group of players sit in circle. One person is placed standing in the middle of the circle and...

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Chinese Dodgeball

This is a game that you will want to play in an open area such as outside or in...

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Hand Tennis

Hand Tennis, short for "Hantis" can involve any number of players. Four tables are set up in a 2x2...

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Tangle (Royal Rangers Romania)

Break the group into 2 teams of 3 players. The players of each team will be tied up together by their...

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Pass the Potato

Overview: This game combines "hot potato" with elements of tag. It can get very competitive with more people. Where...

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10-Second Hide and Seek

Have you ever wanted to play hide and seek, but found that the playing space was simply too small...

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Food Basket

1) Set up the chairs in a large circle facing the middle. There should be one chair less than the...

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Lifesavers Relay

1) At youth group, break everyone into three teams. If you are at a camp and have a group system,...

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Answer Race

1. Prepare four sheets of questions. Each sheet represents one suit (diamond, hearts, clubs, spades). On each sheet write a...

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Chair of Doom

Have everyone hold hands in a ring around the chair. The object of the game is to be the...

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Giant Dutch Blitz

1. Each team puts 8 cards in a discard pile with the top card facing up. 2. That leaves 12 cards “in hand”...

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Matt Ball

The two bases are at opposite ends (much like the distance of a basketball court). Each base has one...

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Milk Jug Lacrosse

Each person has a milk jug. There are no boundaries set. Each team has a goal they are to...

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Beach Ball Basket Ball

1. Leaders divide the group into 2 teams and leaders place the baskets on opposite sides of the classroom. 2. Each member...

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Action Netball

You get 2 chairs sitting on the opposite ends of the playing area. Then you separate your group into 2 teams....

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Monsters inc. (sully says)

Works very similar to Simon says or just as a fun way of keeping everyone warm without the sully...

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Cabbage

I made this game up as a child with my friends but played it with a tennis ball and...

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Atlas Shrugged

1. Split your group into 2-4 teams. Each team has a Frisbee and an end zone. 2. They start in the...

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Camoflauge

1. Pick a person to be it (Maybe a leader for the first round) 2. Everyone else hides in a large...

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Simon Says

Simon Says is a kids game usually played with three or more people. One person is nominated to be...

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Blow!

Blow is a game that provides a bundle of laughs! You'll ideally need a ping pong table (or table...

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Charades

Charades is a classic family game of acting and guesses. It's been around for a fair while but we'll...

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If I Were A Butterfly

This is the game version of the popular children's song "If I Were a Butterfly" and is a variation...

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Sneaky Rope Battle

This is a two player battle game, perfect for a one-on-one duel or up the front challenge. Place the...

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Chalk Challenge Path

Kids complete a series of simple hopscotch-like actions. Perfect for junior youth and preschoolers. Use chalk to draw up...

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Chalk Targets

SETUP Find a good area of concrete or sidewalk path where you will be able to play chalk targets....

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Crazy Quoits

A hand skill based game where players throw small hoops onto sticks worth different point values

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Creative Hopscotch

To play hopscotch, players must hop and jump along a hopscotch course. Usually a course consists of single or...

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Handball

An ageless classic, handball (or four square) is always a favourite for kids to stay active in the schoolyard.

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Medic Dodgeball

To play this game you'll need to know the basic rules of dodgeball, so check them out here first....

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Poisonous stump

Want your friends to fall into the poison zone? Then this is the perfect game for you! Get ready...

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Walk the Chalk Maze

SETUP Find a big concrete area that's suitable for drawing on with chalk. Using pencil and paper, design a...

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