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Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:55

Pyramid

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This requires 6 kids, the idea is they have to from a human pyramid. Three strong ones kneel side by side on their hands and knees, the middle person should be the strongest. Then two others climb on top of them and kneel with a hand and knee on each of the two kids below them (the middle person must support the weight of two set of hands and knees). Finally the last person climbs to the very top of the pyramid. Its fun to see of they can stand up on top of everyone.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:55

Musical Squirt Gun

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Can be played with a group ranging from 6 - 30. Group sits in a circle on chairs or on the floor. A loaded squirt gun is passed around the circle until the music stops or the leader says "Stop!" The person who is holding the squirt gun at the time must leave the game, but before he leaves, he can squirt the person on the left twice or the person on the right twice or each person once. The chair is removed, the circle moves in and the game continues. Last person remaining is the winner. The gun must be passed with 2 hands and received with 2 hands. It is best to have another loaded gun standing by for when the 1st runs out. Emphasize only 2 squirts!!!
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:55

Mother Bird

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Put two bowls filled with chocolate syrup and gummy worms on a table. There will be two teams with two kids on each team. One child will neal behind the other and the one standing will feed the nealing child the gummy worms they get out of the chocolate. No hands are aloud!!!!!
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:55

Maze Mania

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You can either make a maze out of cardboard boxes or go to a Maze Mania park. Be creative if you don't have a Maze Mania in your area. Have several volunteers to stand on an elevated area to give instructions to the "mice." One of the volunteers "up top" gives correct instructions, the others give bad instructions. Eventually, the "mice" figure out that you can't listen to all of the instructors, except one. This good instructor is symbolic of the Holy Spirit in your life and will train teens how to listen to Him only.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:55

Marble Pick-Up

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The Marble-pickup consists of a bucket or container with 10 glass marbles inside. The trick is, that the container is filled with jello, and the team trying to get the marbles out have to use their toes.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:55

Knots

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Get 5 - 9 kids in a circle and have them reach across and grab other's hands. They cannot grab their own hand no can they be holding both hands of someone else (i.e. each hand is holding someone else's hand). Then they have to un-tangle themselves without letting go. It can always be done so don't let them give up.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:54

Human Dartboard

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Ask for 5 girl and 5 boy volunteers, and have them pair up. The leaders put shaving or whipped cream (whipped is safer) all over the girls' faces. Then you have the girls stand side-by-side in a row, and their boy partners stand a few feet in front of them. The boys are given a handful of Cheetos. When you say go, the boys throw the Cheetos at the face of the girl opposite him. The girl/guy pair with the most cheetos stuck on the girls face wins.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:54

Faith Stuff

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1. Blind Trust Walk - Pair up, one partner blindfolded, the other leads them around an obstacle course. After 5 or 10 minutes switch roles. Debrief on difficulty or simplicity of trusting in the person who can see. from Building Community in Youth Groups 2. Trust Fall - Victim... I mean 'volunteer' stands on table and falls backwards into arms of other kids. Let everyone try it. Even the smallest girls will be able to catch the biggest kid in the room. Debrief on trusting/ having faith in each other. from Building Community 3. Fleece object lesson - any chance of getting a real wool fleece where you're at? Get it and do something creative with it. Your kids have probably not seen one before (unless you live in Australia or New Zealand).
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:54

Faith Related Activities - Part 2

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You need a strong 2x4 or similar that will not break when a kid stands on it. Send some of your youth out of the room and fill in the rest of the youth on what you will be doing. Have two to four of the strongest youth get on the ends of the 2x4 and hold the 2x4 about 6 inches off the ground. One at a time let the youth in and lead them over to the 2x4 blind fold them and have them step onto the 2x4 while holding onto your head for balance. Now tell him/her to jump off of the 2x4. Now have them step back onto the 2x4 and tell them that you are going to have the youth on the end of the 2x4's to raise the 2x4. Now the youth on the end of the 2x4's will kind of shake the ends like they are raising it while you bend your knees so that the person blind folded thinks that the 2x4 is really being raised. Now tell him/her to jump. The main principle behind this is that our faith in God is not a blind faith. I hope this is what you where looking for.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:54

Faith Related Activities

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Here are a couple of "faith related activities" and cool examples and stuff to do with a program on faith. 1) Do a "trust fall" where someone stands in front of you or another leader with eyes closed and arms straight out to the side and has to fall back, without stepping back, and has to have faith that you will catch them. Practice a couple of times to get the feel for it and to make sure you can be there to make the catch. Be reassuring so that they can have faith in you. It's a hard thing for the person in front to do. Follow it up with talk about having faith in God to catch you. 2) Tell the story of the guy that was a huge fan of a acrobatic tightrope walker at the circus. (I'll give you the quick version. feel free to embellish and ham it up a little.) He went every Saturday night to see him and cheer him on. Every Saturday, the acrobat would yell down something from the tightrope like "Do you think that I can walk backwards across the rope?" The guy below would ecstatically yell, "Yes... Yes... You are the best!!! You can do it!!!" And the acrobat would do just that. Every Saturday, the acrobat would yell down a new challenge, the guy below would yell back his support and overwhelming faith that the acrobat could do it. Then the acrobat would do it. Finally, one night, the acrobat yelled down, "Do you think I can push someone across this tightrope in a wheelbarrow?" "Yes!!! Yes!!! I know that you can do it!!!! You're the best!!!" yelled the man... The acrobat yelled back down ... "Then come on up here and hop in..." (Follow up this little ditty with some talk on the difference in saying that you "have faith" and really having faith in God. Challenge them to think "Am I willing to keep that faith when I am put to the test?") 3) Job would be a great cross reference for faith in hard times. 4) Show the last part of "Indiana Jones - The Last Crusade" ("heads up" on that copyright jazz) where Indy has to step out onto the invisible "Bridge of Faith" and walk across it. It's not exactly the most theological footage, but really draws the kids in. Follow it up with talk on having faith that God provides where he says that he will. My kids loved watching this. Just be sure to start showing it AFTER the part where that dude's face melts off. That can really gross some kids out and could distract a tad. I know that I always get a little distracted when someone around me has their face melt off. (heh, heh)
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