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Friday, 12 March 2004 19:24

Auditorium Olympics

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In an Olympic year, this is a great one. We run one heat every month. Just think about how to adapt Olympic events to your meeting room. We use our auditorium, so some of our events include: Hurdles- Divide into teams, shoes off, weave your team over and under each pew, back to front. Bench Broohaahaa- separate into at least 6 teams, one to a church pew or row of chairs. Number each team from 1-(6). When you call out a number, that team must come and fill the first row and the other teams line up in order- for example- "4" goes 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. No crawling over benches or chairs. Last team to sit is out. You can call the number of a team that is out, the teams have to figure it out. Eliminate until there is one winner. Archery- Foam rockets ("Fingerblasters"- recfx.com) and "targets"- the other team works well Volleyball- beachball and dividing lines. String up a net if you can.
Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:14

Bible Scattergories

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Based on the game scattergories, divide group into teams. Choose 5-7 categories, i.e. something to eat, TV show, camping equipment. Write them on a flip chart sheet, or have enought copies for one for each team. Then choose a starting letter. Teams have to come up with an item to fit the category and starting with the given letter. BUT a point ois only given if the thing named is unique. If another team says the same thing neither team is awarded points. To lead into devotions, list a Bible reference and have the team come up with a word in the verse that starts with the game letter. (this requires that you choose the letter deliberately. This game always gets the youth's interest in the verse.
Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:14

Extreme Tic Tac Toe

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Extreme Tic Tac Toe is a challenging game that requires team cooperation. First off, you'll need to make your board on the floor big enough for the number of people you have. If you have 7 or 8 players, use a 3x3 tic tac toe board (total of 9 squares). For 9-15 players use a 4x4 tic tac toe board (16 squares). I use tape on the floor to make my squares. OBJECT OF THE GAME is to get 3 or 4 in a row depending on how many squares you have to side. The game is played just like Tic Tac Toe until one team gets four in a row. When all the players have played and no one has won, then the players start moving to an empty square, alternating turns per team until one of two possibilities happen: 1) a team gets four in a row or 2) the other team can't step into a empty square. Clarifications: A person may step into a square in any direction that is next to the box they are currently in. I found it helpful to have colored bandanas for each person's head to help keep the teams staight. When moving to a new square, any team player can move. They do not have to go in the same order that they started.
Wednesday, 11 February 2004 09:37

Balloon Game

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This is a fun "party" game but we play it at our school Christian group all the time! Everyone takes off their shoes and ties a balloon to their ankle with string (make sure it is tied close to the ankle, you don't want the balloon trailing behind you). The aim of the game is to run around and pop all the other balloons, without getting your own popped. The last person left with their balloon intact is the winner!
Saturday, 24 January 2004 11:03

Fish Egg Smash

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2 participants kneel facing each other about arms length apart. Both are blind-folded and have a pair of fish-net tights (stockings) over their faces. Under the tights are carefully placed six eggs. Both participants are given a fish (preferably with everthing attached), and take turns to slap the other in the face with the fish in an attempt to break the eggs. The person who either smashes all the eggs of his opponent or smashes the most in the number of slaps allowed wins. The audience has been known to enjoy the occasion all the more when the youngest of the 2 participants lowers his blind-fold so giving him the upper-hand over his opponent. (be prepared, this game can get messy!)
Thursday, 15 January 2004 09:56

Bring Your Own Utensil Night

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This is an entire evening event that was a HUGE success; very easy and inexpensive! Bring Your Own Utensil – Youth Event Each student was instructed to bring a kitchen utensil (serving items such as wooden spoon, spatula, whisk, etc.) When they arrived, they were served a spaghetti dinner with salad, bread and chocolate cake for dessert. The catch, there were no eating utensils . . . they had to use what they brought. We decorated the room like an Italian restaurant and put up signs in French saying, “Welcome!” “No forks” “No spoons” “No knives” (got these from a web search for English French dictionary online). We videotaped and took pictures . . . it was very funny! We awarded prizes for: Most unique utensil; messiest eater; neatest eater. Then we played the following games: Alphabet Soup Each team will get a can of alphabet soup and will have a designated amount of time to spell out as many words as possible. We gave one point for each letter in each word and each word had to be at least three letters long. Hint: drain the liquid before dumping the soup out! Gummy Relay Teams line up on either side of table. First person picks a gummy out of the bag taped to end of table. Set it on table and using toothpick in your mouth, spear it. Pass to next person with toothpick in their mouth. They spear it, etc. Must get all gummies to bag at other end of table first without using your hands. Note: students got very creative and came up with great ways to accomplish the task! Be sure to take video . . . it’s hilarious!! Pasta Relay 1: Roll uncooked manicotti with your nose to finish point and tag next person 2: Fill a large, cooked pasta shell with whipped cream and toss it to next person in your team 3: Catch pasta shell and put it on plate. Slurp up three strands of fettuccini and tag next person 4. Put a piece of uncooked spaghetti in your mouth. Partner does the same. You must spear a ‘tube’ of pasta and ‘thread’ it onto partner’s spaghetti. They then must carry the pasta in their mouth to a designated point and drop the tube of pasta into a bowl of water on the floor then tag next person. 5. Using only their feet, pull out three wooden beads from bowl of cooked spaghetti. Cross finish line. Note: Each team ran the course independently and was timed. Team with lowest time won. Depending on how many teens you have, you can add people to any part of this. For example, have three people who have to slurp three strands of fettuccini. Also note: Station 4 is not as easy as it sounds!!! It took some of our teams 3-4 minutes to just get this part accomplished!
Friday, 03 October 2003 14:07

SICK LEMONADE

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HAVE 4-6 TEAMS WITH AS MANY PEOPLE ON A TEAM AS WANTED. HAVE THEM LINE UP AND RACE TO A WATER JUG AT END OF ROOM . FILL THEIR MOUTH WITH WATER AND RACE TO ANOTHER END AND SPIT WATER IN CONTAINER. HAVE THE CONTATINER WITH LEMONADE MIX OR ANY KOOLAIDE ETC. ALREADY IN THE BOTTOM.FIRST TEAM TO FILL TO CERTAIN LINE AND MIX AND DRINK ALL OF IT WINS. THIS GAME IS AWESOME BUT GROSS BUT THE KIDS WILL LOVE IT. WE FOUND GUM IN OURS AFTER IT WAS DRUNK BUT THE KIDS LOVED IT.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:38

Your Youth Group Goes Hollywood

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Divide group into a couple teams. Within a certain time period (1 hour?), each team is assigned to come up with an original video presentation depicting some aspect of their Christian life. Give a 10 minute time limit for each "movie." Later after everyone is done, watch the final product together... Our youth group wanted to watch the videos over and over. The winning video was shown during our youth worship service.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:38

Wrap & Run

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Divide your youth group into two equal teams or more. Give each team an equal size sheet. Tell each team that they must choose someone who they think is the lightest in their team and that person must lay down in the sheet. On "Go" the groups must run a relay (that you choose) carrying the person in the sheet. Each team member must be carrying the person wrapped in the sheet and no one can put him/her that is in the sheet on his shoulders or back. This game is over very quickly, but it turns out great.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:38

Who's Behind the Blanket

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The object of this game is to help everyone in the group learn each others name. To start off split everyone in to two groups and get two people to hold up the blanket. Each group sits on opposite sides of the blanket. You'll need one captain for each team. The captains each pick one person from their team to sit in front of the blanket. (SUGGESTION: TELL TEAM NOT TO YELL OUT PERSON NAME WHO'S GOING TO SIT IN FRONT OF BLANKET) Someone yells go. The blanket is dropped and whoever says the person on the other side of blanket's correct name wins. The winner stays on their team. The loser goes to the winners team. Can be played for as long as you like.
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