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Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:51

Straw Towers

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Divide your people into groups of about six-ish. Any number of groups (that can fit in the room) can play. Materials: Tons of drinking straws (about the diameter of McDonald's (burger) straws, BUT the soft kind AND simple and straight) about 50-100 straws to each group. 2 small rolls of tape per group. One small 'corner' of the room per group. Give about 10 minutes to see which group can make the tallest self supporting structure. Say that they then have to bring their masterpieces to the front, and see whose structure remains standing the longest.When the construction time is up, have each group move their structure to the front of the room. Then you proceed to give a short (not too short) talk about what your life is based on.*Note - I don't have the slightest idea of what the speaker was saying at this point (when I was participating in this game) so don't put too much important points in your talk here. (everyone will be watching the structures, not the speaker). As time progresses, these straw structures will topple over/collapse/get blown down by the fan/etc one by one. Acknowledge each one as it drops, and at the end you can discuss with the group what makes the good ones stay up, and why those on the ground have fallen. Pay particular attention to the base/foundations of these structures. Conclude that one needs a strong (good/solid/big/firm/etc) foundation (=Jesus/Christian values) for ones life, or something to that effect. (The best structures seem to be those constructed like the Eiffel Tower or oil rigs.**During the 10-15 minutes allotted to build the straw towers, you can move around and watch to see who are the leaders and who are the followers (if you wish).
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:51

Sticky Licky

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Ask for two volunteers or pick a boy or girl. (this game works pretty good if a boy likes a girl and she does not know it or vis versa). You get the piece of plexy glass (needs to be sturdy, and needs to be clear). You place a glob of peanut butter on both sides of the glass. Put as much as you like, but make sure it doesn't drip. Then give them 1 minute to lick as fast as they can and the side that is the cleanest wins. (They have to keep their eyes opened at all times.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:50

Stick the Lifesaver Game

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Stick the licked lifesavers on someone's face game. (Christmas version) This is an old take-off of the 'stick the licked lifesavers on someone's face game' but with a holiday flair. Get three or four or five guys (the less hairy the better) and have each guy assemble a team of five or six others to build a Christmas wreath on the guy's stomach using licked red and green Christmas mints, lifesavers, and red gum (for the bow). You'll find that once you put one of those Christmas mints in your mouth it gets real sticky and sticks to a bare tummy pretty well. Give all of the teams about five minutes to 'build' their circular wreath and let 'em go at it. After five minutes, have all of the teams sit down and then vote on the best one. Feel free to use other candy, too. Gummy Worms, Jolly Ranchers, and other mints work well and add color. Just make sure that you run a test beforehand to make sure that it sticks well. As a rule, the more slobber... the better. You'll want to get guys that don't mind revealing their belly and getting a little sticky. As a side note... don't use Big Red or cinnamon gum for the bow. It burns a little when it gets wet and is put on someone's tender tummy and sits for a while. Doubt me? Try it yourself.... I did - ouch.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:50

Steal the Treasure

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Players sit in a circle. One blindfolded person sits in the middle, with their treasure (keys, rattle) in front of them and their stick (rolled up newspaper) in hand. A thief is chosen from the circle to attempt to snatch the treasure, without making any noise to alert the guard in the middle. If the thief is swatted by the newspaper stick, he must return to the circle. If the thief succeeds in stealing the treasure, they become the new guard.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:49

Stare Down

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Start by having all of the kids remove one shoe and placing it in a pile in another room. Then place two chairs facing each other in the middle of the meeting room. Start by having an assitant randomly draw two shoes from the pile. The owners of these two shoes then sit facing each other in the chairs. On "go" they stare into each others eyes until one of them blinks. The object is to "out-stare" your opponent. The winner stays in the chair and another shoe is randomly selected from the pile to face the champion. Whoever is in the chair after all of the "shoes" have gone is the winner and should be rewarded somehow. It is a fun game...however, I had one student who wouldn't play until he doused his shoe and sock with Lysol from the bathroom!
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:49

Stacks

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Sit many people in a circle. Ask questions like if you are wearing blue move 2 chairs to the right. Whoever is wearing blue moves but if there is someone in that chair they have to sit in that persons lap. Continue to ask questions until you run out of time.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:49

Stack Tilt

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Bring a box of ginger snaps or graham crackers. Have one or two kids volunteer to be stackers. The rest of the kids take turns lying on a couch on their backs. The stackers see howmany crackers can be stacked in a pile on each forehead. The person with the highest stack wins. Usually laughing knocks the stack over early.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:49

Spew

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This one even goes with a lesson in Revelation about how God will spew the lukewarm out of His mouth. Get some ALKA-SELTZER and some carbonated clear drink... such as Sprite, 7UP, maybe Ginger Ale, or Squirt. Tell each of your participants to place a single ALKA-SELTZER underneath their tongue. Don't worry.. they won't be able to taste or swallow it with it under the tongue.Now... give them each a cup of the clear carbonated drink. Fill it with about 3 or 4 ounces. The OBJECT is to see who can hold it in their mouth the longest, but trust me, it will EXPLODE and SPEW out of their mouths! I wouldn't advise swallowing it. It won't hurt them but yuck. They must have at least a couple ounces in order for it to work... though it is not about how much they can "drink." It's about how long they can hold it. HAVE FUN!
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:48

Sound Effects

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Divide into groups of 5-6. Give each group a tape recorder and a list of sound effects. The object of the game is for the teams to record the most realistic sounding effects they can produce. They can use their voices or anything they can get their hands on. Let them find their own places to work. After all the teams are finished, gather the group together and play each sound at a time, letting the group vote for the best one. The sound-bites should be no longer than 10-15 seconds long. And be sure to instruct the groups to announce on the recording which sound they are doing (to avoid confusion) and to leave a space between recordings. Some suggestions: a busy street, a girl lost in a thunderstorm, a forest with a babbling brook, a hospital, a marketplace, a construction site, etc
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 01:48

Slimy Twister

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Get as many twister boards as you want. On each one of the colors you put a paper plate full of some type of food representing that color.(ie. egg yoke for yellow, blueberries for blue, green jello for green, ketchup for red) you play the game like you would normaly play. (Make sure the youth is prepared ahead of time for the mess and stains to follow).
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