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Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:53

Cube of Wetness

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Get a couple volunteer to do the game. Then give them one of those children's cubes, the yellow ones with 3 shapes cut out of each side, and with a flip top lid. Give one of the kids a squirt gun (Super Soakers work great). And have the other one sit down on a stool. Set a time limit for them to dump all the shapes in their lap and put them back through the holes. (45-60 seconds usually works best) Get some music started (Mission Impossible's what my youth pastor uses) and have them start. If some of the shapes fall on the floor, put them back on their laps. If the kid doesn't get all of the shapes in the holes in the time limit, then the other guy gets to squirt him! Then they switch. Other than a super soaker you can also use a pie in the face and "The Hot Seat" (a seat that shocks you with a 9 volt battery). You get the idea
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:53

Blindfold Rope Activity

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Here's a good game to play when you would like to get an idea of the natural followers and leaders in a group. It requires a big space and some rope, and blind folds for each person. It is a great way to watch people and see who the problem solvers and followers are in the group. Have the kids get in a circle and put their blindfolds on. NO PEEKING. The rope you have is a continuous loop long enough to give a space of about five feet between each person. translated: REALLY LONG. Go around the circle and give each kid the rope. Now tell them to make a square using only their voices and tugs on the rope as communication. A few things you will see: some people are totally lost, while others immediately jump forward and take control. Another thing I look for are the people with frustrated looks on their faces; you can see the ideas they are having for solving the problem but they never seem to get to say them. These people sometimes turn out to be your best leaders (in my experience). I would sometimes ask questions about who was leading and who was following... not always though.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:53

Blind Square

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Blind-fold the kids and get a giant piece of rope that is tied together at the ends. Have them form a square.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:53

Blind Journey

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Blind fold everyone participating and line them up one behind the other and then lead them out to a location away from your meeting place. Place adult leaders around the perimeter to keep anyone from falling or tripping over something that would hurt them. Objective: To have everyone seperate and find their way back to a designated location. (There will be many different emotions felt by the individuals in the group) After about 10 or 15 min. have the people pair up and have one person wear the blind fold and the other person be their guide. The guide must direct the person back to the destination by speaking to them and giving them direction. ( No touching). The emotions and feelings of being guided while still not being able to see will be quite different. Have the group to share in a small group setting the feelings they experienced. Hopefully they will experience the difference between walking blindly without God and walking in faith with God.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:53

Airplane Blitz

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Bring a stack of copier paper and let the kids make lots and lots of paper airplanes. Then you need some way to clearly divide the room in half. (The taller the divider the better.) A couch works, but even better was a rolling chalk board. Put half the kids on each side of the divider. Put half the paper airplanes on each side of the divider. Explain that they can only throw ONE plane at a time and they must stop when the leader says "stop". Say "Go". They throw the airplanes over the divider as fast as they can. Planes are flying in both directions. Let them go about 3 minutes. Give them a ten second warning and then say "stop". Count the airplanes on each side of the divider. The team with the least number of planes wins. Repeat it a number of times, keeping track of the wins to get the champions. A quicker variation: Throw a big bag of loose socks.
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