Game of the Week: “Planks-Giving” (Screen Game)

A New Game Just in Time for Thanksgiving!  A Challenging Silly Trivia Screen Game Where Students Have to Decide if the Group Being Described is the PIRATES or PILGRIMS!?  A 10 Challenge Game, with 1 Bonus Tiebreaker! Includes: – 2 Powerpoint Presentations (editable and flat format) – Full set of all slides in JPEG format […]

Game: “Block-tionary (Up-Front Group Game/Team Building)

Pictionary Meets Jenga Meets Charades Meets Your Youth Group!?  It is a quick silly upfront group game, that also can make a great icebreaker or team builder.    Here is the simple idea behind  “BLOCK-TIONARY”!  Supplies: – Children’s Wooden Building Blocks (or Jenga Blocks) – A Tall Table – Index Cards Set up: – Have a […]

Game of the Week: “Pumpkin Face” (Up Front Partner Challenge)

Supplies: – 2 Rolls of Orange Crepe Paper – 2-4 Sheets of Black Dot Labels Set-Up: – 2 Chairs Up Front  Explanation/Play: Simple Explanation: One player will quickly wrap another player’s face completely in orange crepe paper and then using black stickers to decorate them as fall “jack o lantern”!  GamePlay: – Have 2 teams […]

Game: “Fall Hoodie Goodie” (Up Front Challenge)

It is sweatshirt weather AND fall retreat season again! Time to put on that hoodie and also enjoy some goodies?  Why not combine the two for a quick completely ran-dumb game of “HOODIE GOODIE”!! Supplies: – 2 zip-up hoodies (L or XL) – 18-20 pieces of leftover Halloween candy – A couple of eggs Simple Explanation:  […]

Game of the Week: “Slim Jim Shish-Kabob” (Up Front Challenge)

A quick cheap up front challenge.  The idea is simple, Using a Slim Jim “Giant Stick” shish-kabob as many FunYuns as you can in a minute! Supplies: -2 Slim Jim Giant Sticks -2 Snack size bags of FunYuns -2 Plates Set Up:  Sort through your bags of FunYuns, find only complete, unbroken rings, and place […]

Game: “Church or Club?” (Screen Game)

“Hey I hit up ‘Live Wire’ this weekend it was so amazing!”    Yeah, well my friends and I  were at ‘Celebrate Youth’ it was so cool, you should come with us next week!” Are they talking about Church or are they talking about the new Club?  This game is here to help you sort it […]

Game: “Piggy-Back Polo” (Big Group)

Here is another wild and fun game that my groups have loved.  It just a quick twist on a classic youth group game, that will be sure to create some memories and laughs! It is called…PIGGYBACK POLO Supplies: – Hockey Sticks- enough for 1 per every 2 players – Street Hockey Ball or Any Small […]

Bonus Top 10: “Youth Group Games I Will Never Play Again”

WE ALL HAVE THOSE MOMENTS.  MAYBE IT IS THE LACK OF SLEEP OR OVER CAFFIENATED BRAIN SYNDROME, BUT YOU DECIDE TO PLAY A GAME THAT YOU THINK WILL BE AMAZING, BUT IT IS NOT!!  HERE ARE 10 GAMES I HAVE PLAYED IN REAL-LIFE OVER 25 YEARS AND I WILL NEVER PLAY AGAIN…MAYBE…YEAH PROBALLY NOT?  10. Smear the Christian? (must like […]

A 2-Minute Resource Review: “Ministry Win” (by Scott Talley)

We all want to win!  In our culture, we all know for the most part what is defined as a “win”.  We play sports and video games and we look at the score to see if we won or lost.  We look around us and we know who is “winning at life” and who is […]