BALL PROCESS

Goal: Create a process for giving and receiving the ball in your group
Equipment:
  • A ball
Description:
  1. Create a process for giving and receiving the ball in your group
    1. You cannot pass the ball to the person next to you
    2. The Ball must return to the person who started with it
    3. The ball must travel through the air
    4. The Ball cannot be rolled across surfaces e.g floors, walls tables and chairs.
    5. Every member needs to be included in the process.
    6. If you drop the ball you must start the process again.

This activity should be timed for how long it takes to complete one whole process 5 times. It should then be repeated until the team can't think of ways to improve their speed.

Here are some suggestions on how to improve the speed of the process. The teams should only be prompted with this information if they get stuck.

  1. Get in to a pattern so everyone knows who they are passing to.
  2. Shorten the passing distance.
  3. Use gravity to pass down a tunnel.
  4. Use the same person to pick up at the bottom of the tunnel and take it back to the top.
  5. People don't have to actually touch the ball it can just pass through their hands.
  6. Use the same person to pass up and down the tunnel this way by the time the ball get back to the top it has passed though everyone twice.
  7. Think of a board game with a dice and a shaker. Create a shaker using peoples hands and shake the ball around - This is probably twisting the rules slightly.

BALLOON CHAIR

Duration: 15 minutes
Goal: Build a chair out of balloons that will hold a persons weight.
Equipment:
    • Balloons
    • Cellotape
Description:

Divide the group into teams. Give each team an even amount of Balloons and sellotape. Each team must build a chair out of the materials provided within a set time limit. Then each team must sit a person on their chair. The team whos chair hasnt popped wins. If both chairs are still standing add more people to each chair.


BANANA FEET RELAY

Topic:
Goal: To finish the relay first
Equipment:
  • A Banana for each group
Description:

In true relay style divide the group in two at least two teams. Get each team to sit down in single file. Give the person at the front of each team a banana. When the game starts the person at the front must put the banana between their feet and pass it over their head to the person behind them who will receive the banana between their feet. When the banana gets to the end of the line the person at the back must shuffle on their bottom to the front of the line and the process continues until one team has done a full loop and the persons who started with banana is now at the front of the line


BARBARIANS (HYPED-UP CAPTURE THE FLAG)

Topic:
Goal: Overview:Teams of 4 are competing against each other to get the other teams(apos) gold and to capture other team(apos)s(apos) players, and put them in your jail.
Equipment:
  • Supplies Needed:
  • Large, open playing area
  • 2 Ropes (100+ feet each is ideal)
  • 4 different colored flags/pegs, one for each section
  • White, yellow, gray socks
  • Bean bag fill for each sock
  • Scorers pad and pen
  • Duct tape and/or hula-hoops
  • Red surveyors or caution tape
Description:

Overview:

Teams of 4 are competing against each other to get the other teams'' gold and to capture other team''s'' players, and put them in your jail.

Set-up/Boundaries:

Using two ropes, or red surveyor''s tape, divide the field into 4 sections. Each section has one prison area, which is marked off with either ducttape or surveyor''s tape. Each section also has a "gold depot" which is marked using hula-hoops or tape. Each team has their own color, which is a flag strip tucked into the front of each player''s pants. Every team gets an equal amount of "gold" to start the game, which is white socks, gold socks, and 1 gray work sock.

Start of Game:

When whistle blows, teams begin the attack. Another team can only catch you if you are in their section; likewise, you can only catch others in your own section (if you are "green" and you run into the "red" section, then you run across to the "yellow section, red can no longer capture you, but yellow now can). When you capture another team member, take their flag and report to the middle of the field to the scorekeeper, then return flag to the person in your prison.

In addition to capturing opposing team players, you are also trying to get their "gold", without getting caught. You can only take 1 gold piece at a time, and if you are caught inside an opposition section, you must return gold to that team (no throwing gold into your own section).

 

What Happens When Caught:

Having your flag removed by another team player inside their section gets you caught. When this happens, you report to their prison area and can only get out of prison if a teammate tags you out, without getting caught themselves. If your teammate gets caught trying to free you, they must join you in the jail area. Once you successfully get tagged out, you and your teammate get a free passage back to your section. NOTE (the game coordinator may call "jailbreak" and free everyone in jail in all the sections at any given time, usually when there is a lop-sided number of players in prison).

How the Game is Won:

The game is won by accumulating points for every prisoner your teammates catch, and for each piece of "gold" left at the end of the game. You can run out of gold during the course of the game, but still get points by capturing prisoners and trying to grab other gold from enemy sections. The team with the most accumulated total points at the end is the winner.

Score Keeping:

White Socks- 3000 points each

Gold Socks- 5000 points each

Gray Socks- 10,000 points each

Prisoners- 1000 each player



BENCHBALL

Duration: 15 minutes
Goal: To get the opposite team out.
Equipment:
    • Soft ball
    • Cones
    • Duct tape
Description:

Set up a normal game of dodge ball. The exception is that when a player is out they stand behind the opposing teams area. If they catch a ball without it bouncing they get to come back to there team. Players on each team can choose to get their opponents out or free their team members.


BLINDFOLD BIRTHDAYS

Goal: Verbal Communication
Description:

There are many variations of this game. Begin by asking everyone to blindfold
themselves (or close their eyes, but it’s oh-so-tempting to peek!). Then give them the
task of lining themselves up in order of their birthdays. Variations include lining them up
by height or weight or by allowing them to see, but not talk.


CARPET FOLD

Goal: To work as a team
Equipment:
  • A piece of carpet or fabric
Description:

Divide your group into two or more teams. Give each team the same size piece of fabric or carpet. Each team must stand on the carpet. You will then get the team to half the size of the carpet/fabric and everyone must stand on it. This process continues until one team can no longer feet on the carpet/fabric. No feet can be off the fabric or carpet. Piggy backs are allowed.


CATERPILLAR BALLOON RACING

Topic:
Duration: 10 minutes
Goal: To be the fastest team to win the race without the human caterpillar falling apart.
Equipment:
    • Balloons
    • Masking tape line on floor
Description:
  1. Divide the group into at least two teams
  2. Create a line for each team to race along from one end of a hall to the other or a set space using the masking tape
  3. Give each team member a balloon and ask them to line up on the masking tape in single file.
  4. Each player must wedge their balloon between their bellies and the persons back who is in front of them.
  5. Without using their hands each team must run as quickly as possible along the line whilst keeping the caterpillar together. If balloons fly out or people dont run along the line they have to go back to the beginning.
  6. For fun you can then do this in reverse but watch out for banged heads.

CHAIR TRICK

Topic:
Goal: To be able to support each others weight.
Equipment:
  • 4 Chairs
Description:
  1. Put 4 chairs facing into each other in a cross like formation. so that one set of 2 chairs will be facing each other and the other set of 2 chairs will be facing each other.
  2. Get 4 people to sit on a chair each with their legs hanging over the right side of the chair and the back of the chair is against each persons right side.
  3. Tell everybody to recline back so that their shoulders and head are resting on the persons knees behind them.
  4. Take away each chair so that as a group they are free standing.
  5. Now get the group to do a full 360 degree rotation

CUP OF WATER ON HEAD

Topic:
Goal: Get the group to work as a team and to get them to trust each other.
Equipment:
  • Buckets
  • Plastic Cups
Description:

Divide the group into 2 or more groups and put them in a line facing a bucket full of water. Give each young person a plastic cup. The first person must fill the cup full of water and then place it on their head and hold it with their hands. They should then turn round so they are facing the person behind them, the next person should kneel down with the cup on their head and the first person should pour as much water into the seconds persons cup as possible. This continues to the end of the line where the last person should fill up another bucket full of water. The process keeps going for a set time limit the team with the most water in the end bucket at the end of the game wins. Once a person has emptied their water into the end bucket or to the next person along they can get the next bit of water from the person in front or the bucket full of water depending on where they are standing.


CUP PLACEMENT GAME

Goal: The Goal is to place the cup the furthest away
Equipment:
  • Cup
  • Masking tape
Description:
  1. Split the group into teams
  2. Mask a line off on the floor using the masking tape.
  3. Give each team one plastic cup each.
  4. The aim of the game is for each team to get the cup as far over the line as possible without touching the floor on the other side of the line.
  5. If a cup is placed some distance over the line and then the floor is touched when someone tries to come back the cup placement is disqualified.
  6. Each time a cup is place sum distance mark a line with masking tape.

DUCT TAPE CATERPILLAR CROSSING GAME

Duration: 10 minutes
Goal: To get you team from one side of the crossing to the other without falling over and at the same time being quicker than the other team.
Equipment:
    • Duct tape
    • masking tape
Description:
  1. Mask of the room on two parallel lines a few meters apart (Each team must cross from one line to the other)
  2. In between each line draw out some stepping stones using masking tape.
  3. Divide your group into at least two teams and line them up side by side.
  4. Duct tape every-bodies ankles together so that each person is attached on the left and the right apart form the people at each end of the row.
  5. Each team must cross from one line to the other using the stepping stones. The fastest team will win.
  6. Start each team on opposite sides of the crossing.
  7. To spice up the game each team can give the opposite team a nudge if a team falls off the stepping stone they must start again.

DUCT TAPE DODGEBALL

Goal: To get the opposite team out.
Equipment:
    • Soft ball
    • Cones
    • Duct tape
Description:

Set up a normal game of dodge ball. The exception is that each player will have there feet duct tapped together.


EGG ROLL RELAY

Duration: 15 minutes
Goal: To roll the egg from one side to the other.
Equipment:
    • Pizza boxes
    • Raw Eggs
Description:
  1. Divide the group into two teams and line them up in single file.
  2. Create an end goal zone for each team across the other side of the hall or space.
  3. Give the first person in each team a raw egg and a pizza box.
  4. Each team mate must take it in turns to put the egg on the floor and fan it from one side of the hall to the designated end point and back again in true relay form.
  5. The team that does this the quickest wins.

EGG, CHICKEN, DINOSAUR

Topic:
Description:

The goal of this game is to work your way up by beating other players at Rock-Scissors-Paper to the “position” of king or queen.

Everyone starts out as an egg. You find another egg and play Rock-Scissors-Paper. The winner "grows" into a chicken who finds another chicken to play against. Whoever wins "grows" into a dinosaur. The loser returns to being an egg.

Once a dinosaur you must find another dinosaur to play against. If you lose you step down to a chicken. The next step is becoming a prince or princess, which of course means playing against another prince or princess. If you win you become a King or Queen and stand off to the side. If you lose you return to a dinosaur. The game is played until there is one egg, chicken, dinosaur and prince. All other players will be kings or queens.

The fun in all this?: Eggs waddle on the ground in a little ball, chickens walk and squat while flapping their wings and "clicking", dinosaurs "roar" standing up. Princes/princesses "prance" around holding an imaginary scepter while kings and queens stand off to the side victoriously.


FLOOR DESIGNS

Goal: Having Fun, Communication
Description:

This activity requires one package of computer or copier paper and a large, open floor
space. Have one participant in the group draw a picture on a piece of paper of anything
they’d like. Then, give the group the stack of paper and tell them to mimic the drawing
on the floor. To make it more interesting, silence certain people in the group. For
instance, only allow one person to do the talking and instructing or, perhaps, only the
guys. If there is a large number of participants, divide the group in half and have the
groups compete to see who can lay out a more accurate picture. This activity is
especially fun if timed and allows for a fun photo opportunity at the end.


FROZEN TSHIRT GAME

Duration: 10 minutes
Equipment:
  • A frozen tshirt
Description:

Get two or more team together and give them a frozon tshirt ,the first team to break it apart and wear it wins ! (soak a few old tshirts in water then put them in the frezzer over night making sure they are screwed up in a ball ).

Take them out the frezzer about an hour before use.


GOING FOR GOLD

Topic:
Goal: To be the first to get 3 ping pong balls back to your leaders
Equipment:
    • Ping Balls
    • A leader per group
Description:
  1. Divide the group into 3 or more, even teams.
  2. Spread each group around the room equally distant from the centre.
  3. If there was 4 members in each team number each player 1-4. Number accordingly (you may need to give someone two numbers if you have uneven numbers).
  4. Put double the amount of ping balls there are for every team. (So if there are 3 teams you need 6 ping pong balls, If there are 5 teams you need 10 ping pong balls.
  5. Each team needs a separate leader allocated to it.
  6. The game starts when the main leader calls a number. If it was 2, all the number 2''s need to run to the centre and grab one ping ball and return it to their leader.  They then can keep returning to the middle to get another ball.
  7. Once all the balls in the centre are gone you can then go and get a nick a ball from another teams leader.
  8. The team that has 3 ping pong balls in there own leaders hand win and the Leader shouts Gold.
  9. The Game is then repeated and a new number is called out.
  10. Leaders cannot restrict young people from getting hold of the ping pong balls.

GRAB THE FINGER

Topic:
Goal: To not got your finger grabbed
Equipment:
  • None: Just a circle of chairs
Description:

Get everyone to stand in a circle, with their arms out either side.  Tell people to put their left palm up, and right finger pointing down (touching the person next to them''s outstretched palm). 

When you say the word "GO", people need to do two things:

  1. Grab the person''s finger in your left hand
  2. Prevent your right finger from being grabbed

If your finger is grabbed, you are out, and you sit on the sidelines.  The game continues until there is a winner.  

The key to this game is adding a bit of drama and suspense around when you say "Go". eg count down, add a big delay, etc.  You can do it a few times before it gets old :)


GROG

Topic:
Description:

GROG is a very active, play after dark game.

You also need a building that is conducive to running and hiding. The only equipment you need is a flashlight. Here is how the game is played. One person is the Game Captain and is in charge of overseeing the game.

Prior to the game, the Game Captain (GC) needs to go thru the play area. In our church, we go around and turn on various Sunday School classroom lights. The doors to these rooms are closed, and those rooms are off limits. (We have classroom doors with windows, so the light shines out into the hall, giving us enough light to play. If this does not work for your play area, you need to figure out how to have a low level of light.)

The GC takes the flashlight apart into at least 3 pieces - the barrel, the battery, and the lens - and hides these pieces throughout the play area. Since the environment is somewhat dark, we tend to hid them in places that are not too very hard to find.

Once that is done, the GC goes back to the group and selects the GROG. The GROG is a creature of the dark, and goes into the dim play area to hide.

The GROG''s goal is to tag the other players, like freeze tag, and renders them inactive. The GROG is trying to capture all of the players. There is no base. If the frozen player is tagged, they can become active players again.

The players'' objective is to find the flashlight and assemble it. Only the light of the flashlight will put an end to the GROG''s existance. Once the players find the pieces of the flashlight and get it working, they go on a GROG hunt. Shining the light on the GROG, or freezing all of the players, ends the game.

NOTES: If you have a large group, divid them into a couple of groups by age and size. You don''t want the big guys tearing down a hallway and crashing into a little guy. Also, warn the players not to run "all out" for the same reason. We encourage the players not to talk, etc., when they are frozen.


I’M MAKING A TRIANGLE

Description:

This game may confuse and frustrate those who don’t understand at first. Choose three
people in the group by saying, “Amanda, Collin, and Karie”. Then ask the question,
“Whose triangle is it?” Participants will spend lots of energy and time trying to find a
specific pattern, but there’s an easy solution. The first person to speak after you ask the
question is who the triangle belongs to. It may take the group a long time to understand,
so if needed, be very, very obvious. No matter how obvious you are, there will still be
people who won’t get the pattern!


IM ALRIGHT JACK!

Topic:
Goal: Follow the actions as closely as possible
Equipment:
    • Cards
Description:

This is a card game that is quite amusing to watch and play. Sit the players in a circle and the dealer has a pack of cards in the middle. He/she turns the cards face up, one at a time, while the others are watching.

When a Jack is turned, the group must shout “I’m alright Jack!”.

When a Queen is turned, the group must take a bow.

When a King is turned, the group must stand and salute.

When an Ace is turned, the group must move to the next seat in the circle.

When a 7 is turned, the group must do all of the above in order.

You could play this as an elimination game; the last person to react is out.


MARSHMALLOW HEADS

Goal: To transport the most marsh mellows across the room using the space 
Description:

Divide the group into pairs and give each pair a bowl of marshmellows. set up another bowl on the opposite side of the room. each pair must transfer the marshmellows from one bowl to the other by sandwiching the marshmellow beetween their two heads and holding on to each others shoulders. Only one marshmellow can be transported at a time. The fastest team wins. no hands can be used in the trqnsport process.


MONEY – GOOD OR BAD DISCUSSION TIME

Topic:
Goal: For the young people to discuss whether the following items are good or bad.
Equipment:
  • Flip chart
Description: Good or badBanksLoansPay Day LoansMorgagesDebit CardsCredit CardsStore CardsCheque BooksSavings accountsPiggy BankCar insuranceWalletsGift vouchersInvestmentsBettingLotteryScratch Cards

MOVE IT BUDDY

Goal: Memorizing Names
Equipment:
  • None
Description:

Stand in a circle, with one person in the middle. When the person in the middle says so,
participants will be given 30 seconds to one minute to memorize the first, middle, and
last name of the person to their left and right. After the minute is over, the person in the
middle will point to somebody and say “left” or “right”. If he or she pauses or stumbles
saying the full name, he or she is then in the middle. If everyone seems to know each
others names right away, the person in the middle can call out, “Move It Buddy!” and
everyone must rush to a new space and begin memorizing names again.


NUMBER CALLING

Topic:
Duration: 36.02 minutes
Goal: To catch the balloon before it Pops.
Equipment:
    • balloons
    • coloured Water
Description:

To play the final party games, we will require about 5 balloons filled with colored water. Ask everyone to stand in a circle and give themselves a different number. You can stand in the middle of the circle and throw 1 water balloon in the air and call out a number. Say, "I call upon number ___" and say the number. The player whose number was called on will try to catch the balloon. If that player can''t catch the balloon or did catch it but it popped, will lose and will have to take your place. And the game keeps going on till all the water balloons are over. You can bring more balloons to extend the game.


PEA AND CUP

Goal: As a team get as many peas/smarties/skittles in the cup
Equipment:
    • Peas/smarties/skittles
    • Plastic cups
    • Spoons for each person
Description:

Split the group into 2 teams. One volunteer should sit at the end of the room holding a plastic cup on their head. The rest of the group will line up behind a bowl of peas/Smarties at the other end. They have to try to get as many peas/Smarties into the cup using a spoon, but the spoon must be in their mouth!


PEEL DA BANANA

Topic:
Goal: To be the first team to peel the Banana
Equipment:
    • Banana(apos)s
    • Chairs
Description:
  1. Divide the group up into pairs
  2. Sit each teammate opposite their partner
  3. Get everybody to take off their shoes and socks
  4. Put a Banana in between each pair of people.
  5. When you shout Bananas everybody has to try and peel the Banana with their feet.
  6. The team that does this first wins.
  7. HAnds are not allowed to be used. 

PEG GAME

Topic:
Goal: To collect as many pegs as possible
Equipment:
  • Lots of Pegs
Description:

Give each person 3 or 4 Pegs. Everybody should peg these on the bottom of there t-shirt so they are visible for everyone. The idea of the game is to run round trying to nick everybody elses pegs. When they get a peg they must stick this on the back of their T-Shirt. The person with the most pegs at the end of the game wins.


PICTURE PIECES GAME

Duration: 30 minutes
Equipment:
  • Cut well known Picture
Description:

This problem solving activity requires that the leader choose a well known picture or cartoon that is full of detail. The picture needs to be cut into as many equal squares as there are participants in the activity. Each participant should be given a piece of the “puzzle” and instructed to create an exact copy of their piece of the puzzle five times bigger than its original size. They are posed with the problem of not knowing why or how their own work affects the larger picture. The leader can pass out pencils, markers, paper, and rulers in order to make the process simpler and run more smoothly. When all the participants have completed their enlargements, ask them to assemble their pieces into a giant copy of the original picture on a table. This problem solving activity will teach participants how to work in a team and it demonstrates divisionalized ‘departmental’ working, which is the understanding that each person working on their own part contributes to an overall group result.


REPLICATION

Goal: Working Together
Equipment:
  • Chosen equipment
Description:

This game usually takes about half an hour. The organizers of the game begin by finding
multiples of objects. If you plan to have 3 groups, then find 4 objects (i.e. 4 binders, 4
pens, 4 pinecones, etc.). Then, where none of the participants can see, arrange one set of
the objects. Maybe place the pen horizontally in the middle of the binder open to page 4
and put the pinecone centered above the binder. Then gather the participants, split them
up into three groups, and explain the game. Each group has 2 builders, 1 or 2 runners,
and 1 looker. The looker of each group gets to see the original model. Each group’s
builders get a pile of the objects in a space away from the other teams’ builders. The
interaction works like this: The lookers look at the original display and go halfway to the
builders’ location, where the runner will be positioned. The looker tells the runner all of
the details he can remember about the model. Then, the runner goes to builders. When
the runner(s) get(s) to the builders, the builders can only ask the runner yes or no
questions. “Does the pen go here? Is the binder open? Is it open to this page?” When the
runner can’t remember anymore details or wants to confirm a detail, he goes back to the
point where he can meet the looker. He can converse freely about the details. This goes
on until all of the groups feel they are done or are pretty much done. Then, everyone gets
together and looks at each groups finished model. Replication builds communication


SHAVE THE BALLOON

Topic:
Goal: Shave the balloon as fast as you can without popping the balloon
Equipment:
  • Balloon,
  • Shaving foam,
  • Razors
Description:

Divide your group into three or four smaller groups and provide each group with a razor and a balloon covered in shaving cream. The objective of this game is to shave the balloon as fast as you can without popping the balloon. The team that does this the fastest wins. Though primarily just for fun, this game could teach your youth group different lessons in working with teams. If the balloon pops, this visual could be powerful for children about what can happen when people fail to work together.


SHEEP & SHEPHERD GAME

Goal: To Find your partner
Equipment:
    • Blindfolds
Description: Put everyone into pairs. In each pair, appoint one person as the sheep and the other as the shepherd. The “sheep” must kneel on their hands and knees and should be blindfolded. The “shepherds” must spread out around the room and call their sheep’s name. The first sheep to crawl back to their shepherd is the winner! Link to the Bible: The more time we spend with God, the better we will get at recognising His voice among all the other noise!

SIMON DON(APOS)T SAY

Topic:
Goal: To have Fun!!!
Equipment:
  • For each participant and one leader:
    • A Chair
    • A straw
    • A cushion
    • music
Description:

Each person must start sitting on their chair with their cushion and straw facing one leader who is also doing the same.

The aim of the game is to do the opposite of the leader in time with the music.

So if the leader stands up the participant must sit down. If the leader takes the straw out of their mouth the participant must put the straw in their mouth. If the Leader put the cushion on their head the participant must take the cushion off their head. This is actually quite hard to co-ordinate all these things in time with the music. Gradually eliminate people from the game who make mistakes.


SPLAT

Topic:
Duration: 10 minutes
Goal: To be the last one standing.
Equipment:
  • Nothing.
Description:

Everyone stands in a circle. The leader stands in the centre of the circle. Each player holds an imaginary gun.

The leader will start by pointing and calling the name of one of the players in the circle. The players on either side of the nominated player then has to point and shout "Splat!" in the direction of that player. One of the following then occurs:

  • The nominated player fails to duck in time so has been shot and is out;
  • One of the players shouts "Splat!" after the other and has therefore been shot and is out;
  • The nominated player ducked in time and both shooters said "Splat!" simultaneously. No-one is out and play continues.

If someone accidentally ducks or shoots when they were not supposed to be doing so then they are also out.

Once a player is out they should sit in the circle where they were standing. The players next to them now have a different player adjacent to them and must react to their name instead of the shot player''s name.

When only two players remain, they must stand back-to-back in the centre of the circle as in an old-fashioned duel of honour. If the leader shouts either of their names, both players must turn and shoot, the quickest on the draw winning the game. If the leader shouts any other names, both players must take a step forwards.


SPOONS

Topic:
Goal: To not be the last one without a spoon
Equipment:
  • A spon for every person in the group less on person
  • A pack of card may two packs
Description:

Sit everybody at a table with spoons spread accross the centre, There must be one less spoon for the amount of people in the group. The group must be in a complete circle

Deal out 4 cards to every person. The idea of the game is to get 4 card of the same suit. (either 4 hearts/4 diamonds/4 spades/4 clubs).

The leader must count down 3,2,1 everybody must discard a card to their left and pick up the card to their right  the process continues until someone has 4 card of the same suit in their hand. As soon as they do they must pick up a spoon. As soon as one person picks up a spoon the rest of the group can pick up a spoon. The last one looses or is out.

The game can be repeated as you just played it, or you can deduct a spoon from the table every time someone is out until their are only two winner left. 

The game is particularly funny if the fist person grabs a spoon quietly and continues to pass the cards round the circle. You usually find some person will be left still trying to get a set of 4 cards whilst every else has a spoon and just havn''t noticed. 


TAG

Topic:
Goal: Focus: Get Moving
Equipment:
  • None
Description:

Here are two variations of tag that will keep participants upbeat and interested.
Hospital Tag Every participant is “it” and also has three lives. When a player is tagged
once, he must put this hand on the part of his body where he was tagged. The second
time, he puts his other hand on that spot. The third time he is tagged, he is out.
Participants will get a kick out of watching people run around with their hands on ankles
or backs while trying to tag others.
Clothes Pin Tag Bring enough clothespins for every player to have at least three.
Again, everyone is it. Give them a certain amount of time to tag as many people with
clothespins as they can. When time is called, players with one or no clothespins on them
are still in the game and can again play for one more round. There are many ways to mix
this game up, but remind players that they’re not allowed to take the clothespins off once
they have been tagged.


TAPPING GAME

Equipment:
  • none
Description:

This game can be a bit confusing to read, so pay close attention. Everyone sits around the table and places both their hands on it. Now with your neighbors on the left and right side, slide your hands underneath theirs and keep your palms on the table. This way, you will make an X with the hands. The game will begin with you tapping your right or left hand and the game moving clockwise or anticlockwise. Let''s say the game is moving clockwise, you tapped your left hand first. Now your neighbor has to tap his/her right hand and then your left hand and his/her left hand, and so on. The game goes on till someone messes up and he/she has to remove his/her hands off the table. If you double tap the wy you rotate round the table will change direction. You can''t double tap a double tap! Keep playing the game till the last person remains. It''s confusing in the beginning but when you coordinate with others, it''s quite fun.


THE BLAKE AND MOUNTFORD MANAGERIAL GRID

Topic:
Goal: Fill out the leadership questionnaire and mark it to find out how good your leadership skills are.
Description:

Fill out the leadership questionnaire and mark it to find out how good your leadership skills are.


VOLLEY BALL GAME – WITH TWO TEAMS

Topic:
Duration: 10 minutes
Goal: To get the opposite team out
Equipment:
  • One soft ball/volley ball and some space.
Description:
  1. Get your whole group to stand into a circle.
  2. Go round the circle labelling everyone 1,2,1,2,1,2, etc etc
  3. Team 1 must try to get team 2 out and vice versa.
  4. Someone starts with the ball (person A) and in true volleyball style they must pass to another person (Person B)
  5. Person B then passes to person C
  6. Person C must then smash the ball at another person. If it hit the person without touching the floor first. They must sit down.
  7. The ball can passed and smashed to any person in the circle.
  8. If a person sitting down catches the ball then they can stand up again.
  9. If a person catches the ball then the person who smashed the ball will have to sit down.
  10. However the goal of the game unlike the normal volley ball game is to get the other team out.
  11. A team member may get their own team mate out by accident if it touches them after the smash.
This game is good practice for real volley ball. Pass, Pass, Smash.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT MONEY

Topic:
Goal: Discuss what does the Bible Say about?
Description: 1 Timothy 6:10 New International Version (NIV)10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.The Root of all evil is the love of money. - The bible doesn''t say for us to have lots of money is a bad thing, but it is important that our life doesn''t orient around money. If it does we end up being greedy and can cause problems in our relationship with others.Deuteronomy 15:10 New International Version (NIV)10 Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart;then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.God gave us money to bless others and to do it with a generous heart. -** What Goes around comes around....** When we give generously God blesses us.Give freely and become more wealthy;be stingy and lose everything. [Proverbs 11:24]It is important to emphasise that we shouldn''t give and get ourselves into debt.1 Chronicles 29:12-16 New International Version (NIV)12 Wealth and honor come from you;you are the ruler of all things.In your hands are strength and powerto exalt and give strength to all.13 Now, our God, we give you thanks,and praise your glorious name.14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.Everything we own belongs to God including money -**_ If God is all powerful he has the ability to give to us and take away from us._**Remember the Lord your God is the one who makes you wealthy. [Deuteronomy 8:18a]Therefore it is important to be good stewards of our money. To save and spend wisely.

WOULD YOU RATHER

Topic:
Duration: 5 minutes
Goal: To make decscions
Description:

use the questions below to ask they young people would you rather this or this?