Games

New Game Idea: Paparazzi!

Paparazzi Supplies Needed: Cameras for each person (cellphone cameras, for example) Guidelines: Stars can’t cover face, face the wall, and must be standing and moving at all times. You may use team members as barriers, but no one can touch anyone else (even teammates). No exchanging cameras. How to Play: Divide your group into two teams. Each team designates 3 ...

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“Pudding” It Into Practice

FELLOWSHIP FEAST NIGHT Here’s an easy and fun activity to illustrate Biblical community or to train your leadership that works with any age or size of group. What You’ll Need: Large round table Table Decorations (optional) Enough chairs for all participants Enough Dessert and Drink for all participants Cups, Plates, and Napkins Towels for cleanup Foot long pieces of rope, ...

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Fruit Ninja Live at Your Next Youth Event

Ever since the days of Gallagher, people can’t get enough of torturing innocent fruit whenever they get a chance. The iPhone is not immune to this fad, why should your youth group miss out? Let’s cut to the chase: Supplies * Water balloons * Food coloring or fruit juice (see below) * Twine * Broomstick * Bat or stick with ...

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Cut the Rope Live at Your Next Youth Event

We’ve all grown to love the cute little hungry green monster from cut the rope (of course by all, I mean all the cool kids with an iPhone, android, iPad, etc). Now it’s time to ramp up your next youth event with a live version.       First, the supplies list: Supplies 1 Broomstick 1 Spool of twine 1 ...

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I want more texting during my lesson!

Students are going to text while you speak no matter what you say or how many texting spies you place in the audience. Why not use this evil distraction for good? That’s where Poll Everywhere comes in. It’s a really simple process. You don’t even have to sign up to try it out. You put together a poll of some ...

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Ultimate Nerf Wars

Looking for a proven successful youth ministry event idea to kick off your summer?  Try this: Ultimate Nerf Wars. What you need: Tables, anything camouflage, tarps, bandannas in two colors (1 per person), score sheets, pens, Sharpies, glow-in-the-dark bracelets/necklaces, medals or prizes (optional) Bullet buckets to gather up bullets for reloading.  Lots of volunteers. What people need to bring: Any and all ...

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How to Kill Dodgeball

When I first came to my church, I discovered, much to my dismay, that the favorite past-time of the youth was playing dodgeball. Having played the game in the past, I figured that it couldn’t be too bad when played during youth. After all, we are a church group, right? Surely they would play it in a loving way. Boy ...

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7 Quick & Easy Icebreakers for your Backpocket

Originally published July 11, 2011. We’ve all been there. You look around the youth room and realize not everybody knows everybody, or you’re trying to start a discussion and the awkwardness is in the air. Here are 7 quick and easy icebreakers to get your crowd at ease. You might just want to print these out and put them in ...

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Angry Birds at Your Next Youth Event

Get ready for something awesome – life-size Angry Birds. “I will have to admit that I use to play Angry Birds a little too much.  But now I don’t have to feel bad about spending all that time glued to my iPhone last summer because it was all research and preparation for youth ministry!” -Eric McFarland We wanted to create ...

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