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Searching for games submitted by 'Joel' 91 games found

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This is probably one of the oldest and most well known icebreakers. It's also known as "People Bingo" and "Get To Know You Bingo". It works for groups of all ages, and can be a really interesting game...
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All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Team Architect is basically a game where you get each team to build something with very little amounts of strange materials. For example, you could give each team a packet of pop sticks and a roll of ...
Play anywhere
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
Hot Topic
This game is the ultimate icebreaker. Needs a bit a prep before hand - fill up some trays with water and place a t-shirt or pair of shorts or a hat in the water. Then freeze it! You'll need at leas...
Outdoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Extreme Mess
Under $20
Hot Topic
Same rules as chasey... except everyone is it! Get everyone to put their non-prefered hand on their head. Then, everyone has to run around in the specified area and get other people out by touching...
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Cooperative
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
This is a good youth group game to get kids mingling together and to help kids to get to know one another better. It might provide good conversation starters for kids later on. Get the whole group ...
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All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
This get to know you game / ice break game is a great way to generate discussion amoungst a big group or to help a small group get to know a bit more about each other. Get the group to stand in the...
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All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
First off I wanted to say that this is probably one of my all time favourite youth group games. It is one of those games that just involves burning off a lot of energy! The basic idea is that there...
Outdoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
This icebreaker youth group game is a cross between pictionary, sculptionary and charades. Firstly come up with a list of pictionary style words to use. Try to use words that might be easy enough t...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
This game is best played with a small group. Place 20 or more cups in the middle of the room, put half of them upside down and the other half the right way up. Divide the group into 2 teams and ...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
Some Mess
No cost
Capture the flag is one of the most popular wide games ever and is great to play on a youth camp in a location with plenty of running space. SET UP 1. Find a location to play. The ideal location...
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Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
This is a great fun get to know you game. It works well as an ice breaker game and it really quick to play. Also works for both big groups and small groups. Hand out a piece of paper and a pen to e...
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All On All
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Usually played in a hall, this game requires 2 even teams. 1 team kneels down in a line through the middle of the room, ensuring there is plenty of space for people to run around them. They must kneel...
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Multiple Teams
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Get everyone to stand in a circle facing inwards. The leader running the game will need to stand in the middle of the circle. The leader points at someone in the circle. That person must duck down str...
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All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Divide your group into two teams. Stand the first group in a line facing the second group. The second group have a set amount of time (you decide) to look at the appearance of the other team. On...
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Multiple Teams
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
You can do this team building activity with a single group (maybe as an team growth activity for your small group) or as a bigger group team challenge. You'll need a group with at least four or fiv...
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Multiple Teams
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
This is the "get to know you" edition of the youth group game called "Bang". You'll need to know the general rules of Bang to understand this game so it's best to read them first: Read the rules fo...
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All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
This game is a fantastic group mixer ice breaker activity. Player must wander around the room and battle each other in Rock, Paper, Scissors. The winner evolves to the next stage and the loser stay...
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All On All
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Grab a whole bunch of sticky labels or masking tape and write the names of celebrities on the non-sticky side. Then, without showing them the name, stick a label on the back of each person in your you...
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All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Give everyone in the group a piece of paper and pen, then get them to write down three facts about themselves along with their name. Once they have done this, they'll need to hand their sheet of paper...
Indoors
All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Place a chocolate block in the center of the table. The candy should stay in its wrapper and, to make the game last longer, you could wrap the chocolate block in layers of gift-wrapping paper as well....
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All On All
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
This is a really great running wide game - good for burning off a lot of energy. However, it's also a good wide game for those who might not like to run as it involves a lot of strategy. 1. Set up ...
Outdoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
One of my favourite things is taking something normal and making it life-size. The game of battleships is great fun to play normally, so naturally - a human version is twice as fun. You'll need to ...
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Multiple Teams
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Divide your youth group kids into some groups, 4 works well as a relay. Just make sure the groups aren't too big. Set them up in 4 lines across the room. Then send half of each team to the opposite...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
This is soccer. Soccer with not just one ball, not just two balls, but three balls! You'll need three balls, preferably all of a different colour. This game can be really useful to keep as many people...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
No cost
Get 4 kids to lie down on their backs in a small circle with their legs sticking up in the air. So their feet should be touching at the top, making a kind of table. Put the full bucket of water on her...
Outdoors
Multiple Teams
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
Extreme Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Simple relay structure for this game. 4 teams line up at one end. Place a bowl of peas (or whatever you are using) at the other end. The first player from each team has to run to the other end and ...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
Some Mess
Under $20
Both teams line up sitting down facing away from each other. Everyone holds hands. At one end, the 2 players from either team line, face inwards and place their hands by their sides - ready to grab...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
No Mess
No cost
Play this game with the same rules as volleyball except with 3 teams. Have 2 teams play against one another while the third team acts as the net. The "net" team can play a big part in this game as the...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
Some Mess
No cost
Hot Topic
Explain the game as a simple food eating competition game - you could do it with hotdogs or burgers or anything you can think of. Once you have selected volunteers and they are ready to start eating, ...
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Cooperative
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
Some Mess
Under $20
This is a great youth group ice breaker game. Would work really well to help the group mingle and get comfortable being around one another. You'll needa jenga set or even a giant jenga set if you h...
Indoors
All On All
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
This is one of the easiest games to set up... but one of the most annoying games to clean up! Divide your hall into halves or quarters or however many teams you want to have (may depend on the size...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
Some Mess
No cost
Get a number of volunteers up the front. It can often work better if you don't tell them what they are in for. Have the jars of baby food hidden so the players can't see them. Have them stand in a ...
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Cooperative
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
Some Mess
Under $20
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
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
Under $20
Set up your hall like a foosball table: With chairs as the black and white team. The 'black' chairs face to the right goal and the 'white' chairs face to the left goal. The goal could be a buck...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
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...
Indoors
All On All
Long (45 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
Standard (15 - 45 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...
Outdoors
All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
Extreme Mess
Under $20
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...
Indoors
All On All
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
Talking Point
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
Standard (15 - 45 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
Standard (15 - 45 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...
Outdoors
Cooperative
Standard (15 - 45 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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
A simple water fight game which is fantastic for cooling down on hot summer days. Preparation 1. Get a large group of youth together and split them into two teams. 2. Give the members of each tea...
Outdoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Extreme Mess
Under $20
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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Cooperative
Long (45 mins +)
Extreme Mess
Over $20
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
Standard (15 - 45 mins)
No Mess
No cost
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. ...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Quick (5 - 15 mins)
Some Mess
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...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 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...
Indoors
Multiple Teams
Long (45 mins +)
Some Mess
No cost