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Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:59

Mall Games - Part 4

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AND...we've done the BLUE SHMOO game. Have someone you know (and the kids don't) go to the mall wearing something blue (or any color). Kids have to go around asking people with blue on (maybe excluding jeans) if they are the BLUE SHMOO. The real BLUE SHMOO has a gift certificate to a cookie place or something for the first group to find him/her. (This works pretty well with a specific color hat at an amusement park).
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:59

Mall Games - Part 3

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I've also done sound scavenger hunts at the mall. Make a list of sounds to be recorded such as elevator door bell, someone ordering food, a kid crying, answers to stupid questions from sales clerks. Then send out the teams with recorders in hand. Play the results back at the end .... it's usually pretty funny.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:59

Mall Games - Part 2

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Well...this may be a little corny...but I've done a home-grown "Where In The Mall Is Carmen San-Diego?" I made up a series of clues which lead to more clues...etc...a different set of clues for how many teams there were. These clues were then placed around the mall in various objects. For example...."Carmen's been leaving messages...and clues"--which leads (hopefully) to answering machines (at Radio Shack...etc). Inside one of these machines, I'd placed another clue like "Carmen's got a real sweet tooth"--leading to another clue in a sugar jar at a kitchen shop. And so on.... The last clue leads to where Carmen is (all team's sets of clues should lead to the same place) and this could either be the board game or video game in a toy store. We placed "I was here first" "second" etc cards there so we knew who won. In case clues were missing from their original places, the teams could come see us, tell us where they looked, and get a copy of the next clue if they looked in the right place. We taped clues under benches and restaurant tables too...which made it really hilarious to watch these kids ask people if they could look under their bench/table. CAUTION: Might want to check with the mall and/or stores where you hide clues.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:59

Mall Games

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We just held a picture scavenger hunt at the Mall. We bought a couple disposable cameras and the kids had to get someone else to take a picture of the whole team with the item on the list. We used things like landmarks, specialty stores, getting demonstration on certain products, etc. The kids had a blast and then we got the pictures developed at the 1 hour shop and we have pictures of the groups for our scrapbooks too. We put different point values on more difficult or weird shots like stomach painting on the guys, etc.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:59

Great Turkey Dressing

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Divide into appropriate number of groups (we used 4 groups of 9 people each). Give each group a paper sack filled with the following: newspaper, 1 pr. pantyhose, 4 sheets tissue paper, 1 roll toilet paper, scissors and tape. Each team has 10 minutes to select and dress one member of their team as a turkey. We did this at our Wednesday Night youth meeting. The kids had a great time and the creativity was unbelievable!
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:59

Drive-Thru Nativity

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Set up a number of nativity scenes using kids from your group as well as live animals if possible. Held in your church parking lot, make the scenes as authentic as possible, each one with a sign with appropriate scriptures. Colored lights really add a nice touch. The scenes are viewed from cars, and at the starting point a program is handed out explaining the scenes. Cars lights should be out (as long as the lot is well lit). At the exit point, they are thanked for coming out and reminded to turn on their lights. Kids can work one hour shifts. The event should be publicized in the community through community access TV, newspapers, radio, etc. If you're going to make a big production out of it, go all out with the advertising!
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:58

Bible Trivia

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Have your youth search for Bible Trivia and the first to find it will win a Blow Pop or some other type of reward. For example you can have them find the first mentioning of a rainbow in the Bible or they can find the creation of man in the Bible, have them find a story about a big fish etc.. The kids love it and really get into it. Also, it makes them want to bring their Bibles. The game can have all play questions where both guys and girls would participate or it could have single play "just for girls/guys". The game can be however long you make it and it can be however difficult you make it. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 23 April 2003 18:43

Station Game

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Assign as many stations as games and leaders available. Put one game at each station and "tweak it" as to create an aggressive 4 minute point earning encounter. Ex. Guesstures: everyone takes a turn acting an item from a card. You get 1 point for a correct answer and minus 2 for a pass. Jenga: as soon as a team arrives at the station they must erect the tower. then each person takes a turn at pulling a piece out. 1 point for each piece taken out, minus 5 for knocking the tower over. (You have to figure out how to score each station w/ each game. Make it your own) Break group into even numbered teams. each team starts at one station, then has 4 minutes to accumulate as many points as possible. at 4 minutes a timekeeper yells, "Switch!!!" then they must move to next station. when all the teams have done each station, you add up all the points from each station and then you have your winner. It involves some set-up work, but once the game is going everyone has a great time. KEYS: "Don't lose time in between stations, your next 4 minutes starts at "Switch" / "Get to the next station quick and quiet so that the station can be explained to you as quick as possible" "Don't be to loud or another team may eavesdrop some answers from you". This was a game i started doing on retreats, but have found that you can do it anywhere and add or subtract different stations as you want. For example, once i had a stillness & silence station where for 4 minutes the group had to sit completely still and silent while the station leader yelled screamed, picked his nose to try and get them to move. the team started with 20 points in the beginning and then lost a point each time someone moved or laughed. You can put in a bigger station like a free throw station if you have the equipment. OTHER GAMES USED: Scrabble: Take a handful of scrabble letters, each group gets point for words formed of 3 letters or more with bonus for bigger words. Bunko: Get a handful of dice, each person takes a turn rolling until 4 minutes is up, i point for each 5 rolled, bonus for four 5's rolled etc. the list goes on and on, that's the great thing about it, there all the room you could want to make it how you want it to look.
Wednesday, 23 April 2003 18:41

Bible Trivia

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Have your youth search for Bible Trivia and the first to find it will win a Blow Pop or some other type of reward. For example you can have them find the first mentioning of a rainbow in the Bible or they can find the creation of man in the Bible, have them find a story about a big fish etc.. The kids love it and really get into it. Also, it makes them want to bring their Bibles. The game can have all play questions where both guys and girls would participate or it could have single play "just for girls/guys". The game can be however long you make it and it can be however difficult you make it. Enjoy.
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