These games are for those times when you are put on the spot and need to run a game or two without any time to prepare. You have no materials or supplies but a whole bunch of kids who are ready to burn off some energy.
The factors we've considered in picking our top ten no prep youth group games are a combination of how easy it is to explain and how fun it is to play. Of course, the games listed below all have a few things in common - they can be set up within a minute or two and you won't need any special equipment or resources to play them.
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We tried this out at youth group receently in a situation where we had some time to kill and needed a quick and simple game to run, with the extra aim to burn off some energy. Everyone's It worked perfectly. Easy to explain, not set-up required and was good fun for everyone involved.
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Definintely a game to be player outdoors with plenty of room to run, Spin Chasey, is a game that came about by accident. What happens if we all spin around for a minute, then start playing chasey!?
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No preparation needed, except for your ear drums to prepare for a loud game. This is what happens when kids are allowed to scream for as long as they can! It's a good way to let them get it out of their system.
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