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Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:04

Pool Noodle Fencing

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Take one pool noodle and cut it in half to make two "swords." The rules are simple. The two combatants face one another with the swords in one hand. The other hand has to be behind their back. The scoring zone is from the shoulders to the waist. The first person to hit the other person in the zone 5 times wins the round. You can make this into a tournament by having the all the winners play each other until there are only two teens left. Declare the Pool Noodle Fencing Champion from their bout.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:04

Pool Noodle Blindman's Bluff

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Basically, this is a form of blindman's bluff. Blind fold one person and give them half of a pool noodle. Then yell go, and they have to run arround trying to hit other people with the noodle. Have at least one leader make sure that the blindfolded person does not hurt themselves by running into walls or something. As an alternative version of this game, have the blindfolded person stand in the middle of the room and have everyone run from side to side when someone says go. You could add several blind people to this version to allow the blind people to have a better chance at getting everyone.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:04

Pool Noodle Baseball

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This is a form of Indoor Baseball. Take the pool noodle and cut it in half to form two bats. Take the sock and stuff it with balled up newspaper (or anything else soft) and maskingtape it into a ball-like shape. Regular baseball rules apply. I found it works best when the teams have a "five run rule" per inning. This is great for people who don't have a gym and only have a small rec room in their church.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:04

Pitt Ball

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Divide your group into two groups. Have each group stand in a circle, shoulder to shoulder. Give each group a small Nerf ball. The object is to pass the ball from the first person in the group, around the circle, to the last person in your group, using only your armpits. If you drop the ball, you must start over. If you use your hands, you must start over. First team to get the ball back to the starting person wins.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:03

Pile Up

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Players sit in a tight circle on benches or chairs. Seats should be clearly distinguishable. "It" determines the actions of the group by stating a detail: Everybody wearing jeans, move two spaces left. Everybody with blonde hair, move three spaces right. Those with matching descriptions move as directed, and sit down, be it on an empty seat, or a person's lap. (To preserve people's health, limit the pile to about four people maximum.)
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:03

Peter's Faith Journey

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This particular one is not a true simulation game, but could easily be adjusted to be so. Adding experiences, or using the Visual Bible for certain snippets, etc, could really add something to this, and make it most unforgettable. I wanted to share an interactive learning experience that I presented on Friday night at a youth group. It was on the Faith Journey. It began with youth pairing up and answering the following questions (I found this sometime back, called My Spiritual Autobiography): 1. My earliest memory or awareness of God 2. The major religious events or experiences in my life 3. My spiritual high point (when I felt closest to God) 4. My spiritual low point (when I felt most distant from God) 5. Special people who have played a role in my faith journey 6. When I am right now in my relationship with God 7. Where I would like to be in my relationship with God 8. What's missing in my relationship with God Then I presented a short input time on Peter's faith journey (reading the Bible verses or referring to the passage if it was too long to read): Peter is Called to Follow Jesus Matthew 4:18-20 Peter Walks on the Water Matthew 14:25-33 Peter Confesses Faith in Jesus Matthew 16:13-17 Peter Corrects Jesus Matthew 16:21-23 Peter Advises Jesus at the Transfiguration Matthew 17:1-4 Peter Defend Jesus in the Garden John 18:10-11 Peter Denies Jesus Matthew 26:69-75 Peter Decides to Leave the Faith John 21:2-3 Jesus Restores Peter in the Faith John 21:15-17 Peter Stands up For His Faith Acts 2:14; 37,38 Peter Puts His Faith to the Test Again Acts 3:1-8 Peter Defends His Faith Acts 4:1-21 Peter is Challenged in His Faith Acts 10:9-35 Peter is Guilty of Hypocrisy Galatians 2:11-1 Peter Writes Two Letters 1 & 2 Peter I used a simple graph to plot the ups and downs of Peter's faith journey: the vertical axis is Spiritual Progress while the horizontal is Events in the faith journey. The end results in 3 steps up; 5 steps down, 5 steps up, one step down and then finally one step up. I then had each young person fill in the same chart to record their faith journey. I wrapped up by focusing on the presence of God in our faith journey and how that spiritual development is not smooth and consistent.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:03

Pepper Bopper

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Get a soft pillow, rolled up newspaper, or something else you can get hit with that doesn't hurt. (We have these foam bats that work great). Have the group sit in a circle with one person in the middle. Pick someone to start. They stand up and yell the name of another person in the group and 'IT' has to hit that person before they stand up and yell another name. (We limit the hitting to knees and below). After 'IT' gets someone they take that persons place and start it over again.
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:03

Pass It On

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The entire group forms a circle. Everyone is given an object which can be large, small or any shape (ie: bowling ball, trash can, shoe, etc). On a signal, every one passes his object on the right, keeping the objects moving at all times. When a person drops any object, he must leave the game, but his object stay in. As the game progresses, more people leave the game making it harder and harder to avoid dropping an object since there are more objects than people. The winner is the last person remaining
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:02

Paper Shoot

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Divide into teams of 4-8 kids each. Set up a garbage can in the middle of the room (about three feet high) and prepare ahead of time several paper batons and a lot of wadded up paper balls. One team lies down around the garbage can with their heads toward the can (on their backs). Each of these players has a paper baton and the opposing team stands around the trash can behind a line about 10 feet or so away from the can. The line can be a large circle drawn around the can. The opposing teams tries to throw the balls into the can while the defending team tries to hit the balls away with their batons. 2 mins are allowed to try to get as many in as possible. Each team gets a chance in both positions. Winner is the team who gets the most in
Wednesday, 30 April 2003 15:02

Office Chair Race

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This is a pretty simple game and works best with smaller groups but possible to work with larger groups as well. First, divide the teens up into 2 teams by numbering them off or your process of selection. Give each team a office chair that rolls. Tell them on "GO" they must have one member in the chair sitting, another on his/her lap, and the rest of the team pushing and pulling the chair around an obstacle predetermined. The first one back wins. If you can... to make things more fun, have the two (or more) teams pass each other going opposite directions. No more than 4 individuals should be on each team.
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