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Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:19

Three Things Theater

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1. Have three students stand at the front of the class and prepare to do an improvisational skit. 2. Ask certain members of the class to offer different items that must be used in the skit. For example, ask one students for an item found in a bathroom. Ask another for a person found on a cruise ship, and another for a place or setting. 3. Have the performers create a skit where the three items are utilized successfully.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:19

Task Relay

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This game is a relay. Divide kids up into 2 teams. Have a volunteer stand about 15 feet in front of the line holding a basket or hat with each hand. In the basket are 10 or 12 (depending on how many kids you have) slips of paper with things the kids must do or perform. When we have done this game in the past, some of the items have been "Get your whole team to sing the Brady Bunch theme song with you," "Name 5 US Presidents" "Run around the church 5 times screaming "I Love Jesus" "Form a pyramid with everyone on your team" and so on. The papers can really say almost ANYTHING which is what makes this game fun. Be creative. The first team to finish wins.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:19

Stupid Name Game

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*this is great for an ice breaker or for getting names memorized 1. Have students stand in a circle. 2. You will start by stating your name and showing an action or mannerism that you commonly. 3. The person to the instructor's left will state the instructors name and mannerism and then add his/her name and then his/her mannerism. This continues around the circle until the last person can remember every person's name and mannerism.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:18

Story Noises Off

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1. Have two volunteers come to the front of the room. One will stand facing the class/audience. The second volunteer will stand behind the other, with his or her back away from the audience. 2. The class will come up with a title to a story. 3. The person facing the audience must create a story from the given title while the other volunteer creates sound effects. The sound effects can either accentuate the story or encourage it.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:18

Something To Do

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1. Have the class count off into two teams. Team one stands in a line facing the audience (which is team 2). 2. Team two must try to look cool and relaxed. If someone is fidgeting, or obviously uncomfortable, give him a task (counting white shoes, counting lights, etc.) until he is looking comfortable. 3. Keep coaching for them to focus on their activity. 4. When they are all looking comfortable, change the teams. 5. Ask how they learned to overcome discomfort or nervousness while in front of an audience.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:18

Skit-In-A-Bag

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Divide the group into groups of 4-5. Have a brown grocery bag full of funny, misc. items you find around your house for each group. Have one member of the group come up and pick a bag, but they are not allowed to know what is inside it. Say "go". They take the bag back to the group and come up with a skit from the Bible that uses every item in the bag. Bags usually contain about 5-7 items. Things like a comb, an apple, a stuffed animal. randomly select silly things from your garage or living room the kids can be creative and have fun at the same time. (If you have a group of young people who are young Christians you may have to help them chose a story or divide the group so that the number of Bible scholars are even.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:18

Pass the Scissors

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Have everyone sit in a circle. The first person to start the game knows how to play, and the object is to figure out how to correctly pass the scissors from one person to the next. The first person passes the scissors to the person next to him/her, explaining that this is the correct way to pass the scissors. The next person then attempts to pass the scissors correctly, while those who know how to play let him/her know if they did. The trick? The scissors must be passed open if the person's legs are crossed, and closed if the person's legs are uncrossed. Continue at least once around the circle.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:18

On the Wall Charades

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Before the game create a list of one or two syllable words. Clear a large space on the wall and form 2 teams. Have each team choose a representative to start the game. Explain to kids that you'll show their selected team members a word that they must convey to their team. Tell the kids that they must convey the word in only one way: by using their heads as imaginary pencils to spell the words on the wall. Play several rounds so each team member gets a turn at writing on the wall. The team that's able to guess the correct answers in the shortest amount of time wins.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:18

Obvious Observing

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1. Break the class into groups of two. Have them stand facing each other and observing each other. 2. After a short observance time, have the partners turn their backs to each other and make three changes in personal appearance (change hair, move a ring to a different finger, unbutton a sleeve, etc.) 3. Let them observe each other again and try to identify the changes. 4. Repeat this process with different partners and different numbers of changes with more or less observance time.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:18

Newspaper Costume Contest

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Divide the group into several teams. Place stacks (one per team) of old newspaper, with one or two rolls of masking tape per stack, and a sealed envelope containing the costume theme in the center of the room. At the word "GO", each team sends one kid to the center of the room to select a stack and take it back to his team. Each team then opens the envelope and constructs and wears costumes made entirely of newspaper and tape. Give them 15-20 minutes to complete the task and then hold a fashion show! Costume themes I've used successfully are: Peter Pan and characters, The Wizard of Oz characters, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Star Wars characters, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, The Flintstones, Gone With the Wind, Wild West Town, Remember the Alamo, a Southern Tent Revival! Themes I've tried which bombed: Dallas Cowboys, Scenes from Baywatch, and Sesame Street! You'll be amazed at the creativity of the kids! It's lots of fun and kinda messy!
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