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Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:37

War

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Collect a ton of scrap paper (in most churches, just place a box next to the copier for 3 or 4 days!) Have the group divide in half and strategically place themselves around the room. Give the room a middle border. They aren't allowed to move and there should be an ammo pile towards the back. Give them 5 minutes to crumble all their ammo, and then cry WAR! After ten minutes of throwing paper, whomever has the most on the their side is the losing team.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:37

Vocal Warm Up

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Person leading: "I Say a BOOM" cast: "I say a Boom" leader: "I say a boom - chicka " cast: "I say a boom-chicka" Leader: "I say a boom-chicka-boom" cast: "I say a boom-chicka-boom" leader: "I say a boom-chicka-rocka-chicka-rocka-chicka-boom" cast: "I say a boom-chicka-rocka-chicka-rocka-chicka-boom" leader "Oh yeah" cast: "Oh yeah" leader: "One more time" cast: "One more time" leader: "In _____ (opera, jive, rap, preacher revival, sign language, whisper, sexy, valley girl, fast, slow, etc.)" 1. The leader leads this with the cast or class. Each time he changes the style and the class must follow.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:37

Ups and Downs

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Put your youth group into two teams, one side is the up side and the other side is the down side you place cups in the middle all around. Yell "Start" and each teams has to see how many cups they can turn over or set up.. for ex. the ups side has to get all the cups turned up while the downs side are turning them over at the end you count and see which team won, so it there is 20 cups turned over then the down side wins. it is fun and youth love it
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:36

Untitled

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What you need: 3 or 4 crazy wild and un-shy kids A chair A noisy riled up crowd 4 youth leaders to serve as judges How: The game starts by selecting you wildest kids, like 3 or 4 of them, and sending them out of the area where they cannot see or hear anything. Set the chair in the middle of the stage. Tell everyone that the kids that just left are going to demonstrate how they go to the bathroom. Meanwhile in the other room, have a leader tell each kid as they are going out that they are doing something else. Send each kid out one at a time and they have thirty seconds to do their thing. What's so funny? Tell the kids that are performing that they are, for instance, riding a roller coaster, or a motorcycle, or even that they are in a rodeo. It is funny because neither group of kids has a clue what the other is doing. It is a real funny one and really gets kids acquainted with one another. The judges rate who did the best, by making the crowd laugh the most. That person wins. The game works well with team activities too. You can have a rep. from each team do it. Then it provides a time for unity as well.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:36

Underground Church

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This is a hide-and-go-seek type game that needs to be played somewhere with many rooms. We play at out pastor's house, but if your church building has many rooms that's fine as well. You play in rounds and you can play as many rounds as you want. First, select a jail. Turn off all lights except a dim one in the jail. Then choose at least three volunteers (according to the size of your group) which will be the police. Put them in the jail. Everyone else are Christians. They must go hide throughout the building while the police are getting ready. Next get some small pieces of paper, as many as the number of policemen. Write "police" on all put one of the papers, and write "undercover Christian" on the remaining piece. Fold them all up and pass them out. The police must look at their paper and may not let any of the other police know what it says. The undercover Christian is a cop that is on the side of the Christians. He/she secretly decides which room will be the church.After this is done, the Christians get a few more minutes to hide, and then the game begins. The game is the Christians vs. the police. The Christians' goal is to get everyone (including the undercover christian) into the church at once. In order to do this, the undercover christian must secretly spread the word of where the church is. The undercover christian may either let people free or send them to jail. He/she must not let the other police know that he is the undercover christian. If they figure it out, they can send him to jail. Meanwhile , the police's goal is to get all of the christians in jail at once, by tagging them and escorting them to jail if they wish. The policemen must keep their flashlights on at all times, and flashlights for christains are optional. Free christians may tag jailed christians to set them free. So if the Christians all get in the church, they win. If the policemen get everyone in jail, they win. You can add many variations to thee game. Play around to see how it works best with your group. Once we made the rule that two Christians may team up on a cop and send them way upstairs for one minute, but that didn't work out too well for us.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:36

Un-Talent Show

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This game is perfect for a lock in. Youth should divide into many groups, from 1 person to many. The object of the game is for each group to come up with a terrible skit or act. Each act is judged, the worst act wins.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:36

Two Conversations

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1. Break the class up into groups of 3. Have them sit with one person in the middle and the others on both ends facing the middle. 2. The students on both ends will simultaneously hold conversations with the person in the middle as though there was no one on the other side of the middle person. The person in the middle will try to earnestly carry on both conversation. 3. Rotate players
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:36

Turkey Bowling

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This is a crazy Young Life skit I picked up in college. Take a roll of plastic sheeting (2 mil is fine) and lay it out like a bowling lane. Cover the sheet with Crisco (to grease the lane) arrange the six 2 liters at the end of the lane in the shape of a triangle (these are your pins). Finally, remove the wrapping from your frozen turkey and use it as the bowling ball. This is a great skit to use once a year. Make sure everyone washes their hands after the bowling is finished, to prevent salmonella infections. We play just like real bowling and the turkey will hold up to the abuse if it is solidly frozen. Play 1 or two rounds through and make sure the winners get a prize. We usually selected the best male and female scores. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:36

Trash Masher

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You need 4 contestants-one in each corner. Contestants place the cans over their head where they cannot see. The object is for all 4 to go cross-corner and back to their original location. The first back (alive) wins. Similar to Bedlam. Optional is placing a kick-boxing bag(s) swinging from above (indoor) which becomes an added obstacle(s). Caution should be taken indoors that contestants do not run into walls at full speed, etc. Running into each other or the bag(s) is a blast. Be sure ("Sud") gets this. It's up his alley! This works great for team competition where there is some type of reward!
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:35

Train Wreck

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Have two rows of chairs, one less then the number of people playing. Number off the chairs, so that evens are on one side, and odds on the other. The person who is it, stands in front, and calls out numbers, or something of that sort, to the whole "Train." Those numbers then have to get up and switch with another person. The person in front trys to get in one of the open seats. If "it" succeeds, the person left standing is it. Start out with only calling out two numbers, but let it get harder as it goes along (three, four, seven, etc... different numbers called out. Or any number divisible by three! Cruel things like that) To keep it lively, the people do not keep their numbers, the chairs do. After they switch chairs, they have to figure out what their new number is. Also, to keep everyone moving, the person in front can yell, "Train Wreck!" At which point every one gets up and runs to a different chair.
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