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Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:17

Jungle, The

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1. Have everyone pair off. One person in each pair will be blindfolded. 2. Change some furniture around so to create more of an obstacle course. 3. Have the seeing students come to the front, and the blindfolded will stay in the room. One pair will be "it". They want to catch everyone else. This happens by everyone listening to their partner who is telling them where to go. When someone is caught, he can remove his blindfold and watch the rest of the game. 4. In round two, when the partners change positions, have the seeing partners allowed to move around the room and tell them where to go. They can whisper or talk loudly, but they can't touch their blind partner.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:17

I'm Going To New York

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1. Break the class into two teams. Place them on opposite sides of the room. Team one decides on an occupation that they will act out for the other team to guess. Team one then moves toward the other team while saying the following dialogue: Team one: We're going to New York Team two: What's your trade? Team one: Lemonade Team two: Give us some, or go away. 2. The students then act out the occupation and the other team two guesses out loud. When one student guesses what the occupation is team one tries to run back to their side before being tagged by team two. Everyone who is tagged returns back to team two's side. 3. You may also act out different things that are being studied or, for younger ages, animals or other objects.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:16

I Can Play the Stick Game

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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 play the game. The first person says, "OK, I can play the stick game, can you play the stick game?" This can be said in any manner, and for effect the stick should be moved about randomly to throw people off. Then, the person hands the stick to the next person in the circle to see if she/he knows how to play the game. The next person must attempt to play the stick game correctly by doing exactly what the previous person did. The trick? You must say, "OK," before you say "I can play the stick game, can you play the stick game." Anyone who does not say, "OK," has not played the game correctly, and must pass the stick on to the next person. Continue at least once around the circle.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:16

Hunter/Hunted

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1. Sit the students in a circle. Ask for two volunteers. Place blindfolds on the two volunteers. 2. One of the blindfolded persons will be the hunter, trying to hit the other with a rolled up newspaper. The other will be hunted. 3. The hunter and hunted can move around inside the circle. They should try to be as quiet as possible so as not to be caught or detected.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:16

Human Machine

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Break your group up into groups of no smaller than five and no bigger than ten. Each person in each group now must become one of the following body parts -- eye(s), ear(s), mouth, brain, leg(s), arm(s), hand(s), etc. You can add or take away body parts, depending on the size of your group. Just keep the most important ones in place. Instruct each group to do their best to perform a simple task, with each body part performing only its function. Here is a sample task. Place a Bible across the room and have each human machine attempt to "walk" over to the Bible, find Romans 12:4 - 6 and read it out loud. Remind your machines that each body part can only perform its function. For example, the legs cannot go to the Bible until the eye tells the brain where they are and the brain tells the legs how many steps to take and in which direction. This works great to illustrate how each member of a church or youth group is important and that we must all work together as part of Christ's body. A suggested Scripture passage is Romans 12:4 - 6.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:16

Human Clue

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Have six people dress up as the six characters from the board game Clue (a whodunnit game where the players have to guess the culprit, murder weapon and the room where the deed was done). Work out a plot, so that participants can listen in on conversations from the characters which give clues away. Plant the actual murder weapon somewhere (as well as some false ones!) - eg, a knife covered with tomato sauce hidden in a sink. Have other clues planted around the rooms, or even on the bottom of shoes, back of jackets etc. The youth groupers have to wander around all of the rooms, listen, observe, look for physical clues, and at the end of a set period of time guess the murderer, the room and the weapon (perhaps the motive too).
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:16

Hey John

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This is hillarious. Works best with groups of 10+. Have a youth worker get 3 volunteers from the group and exit room. Have another youth worker explain to the rest of the group that each student is going to come in, sit in the chair and act something out. They are to secretely pretend that the student in the chair is using the John. Have the youth worker tell the 3 volunteers that they are to go in one at a time, sit in the chair, and pretend to do whatever you ask such as riding a roller coaster, experiencing an earthquake, or my favorite, holding their breath as long as they can and then breathing in the air above them (like they are submersed in water up to their nose). After each student has acted out their scene, tell them what the other students imagined them to be doing!! Using the John!!! Great way to start out a youth event.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:16

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 11:15

Going On A Picnic

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The leader explains to the group that he is going on a picnic, and any of them can come along with him...provided they bring the something appropriate with them. The leader starts by saying his name and one thing he will bring...for example, my name is Tim and I'm bringing some tea to the picnic. Each person playing the game must then do the same thing, and the leader will tell him or her whether or not he or she can come. The trick is, a person can only come if the thing they are bringing begins with the same first letter as their name. Go around the circle until everyone has figured it out.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:15

Get Jiggy With Him (Klean Karaoke)

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Watch MTV's "Say What Karoake". This is a clean version of that. Make a list of contestants to perform songs of clean nature to dress up in clothes. Assign three or four judges to rate the contestants and a host that will liven things up with the contestants. The winner get a free trip with the youth group! This is sure to bring lots of laughs! Have fun with it! WARNING!!! - May not be suitable for conservative youth groups and churches!
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