Bus Games for Youth Group Trips (Free)

10. “Statue Charades”– 2 teams divided up by sides. One person comes to the front of the bus and is given something that they have to get their team to guess by simply “striking a pose”. 9. “Seated Relay Races”– Classic “stand in a line” relay races just seated. Like: “Over Under”- hand something back […]

Mother’s Day Game: “Famous Mothers” (DYM Screen Game)

JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY IN A FEW WEEKS, COMES THE SEQUEL TO OUR POPULAR “FAMOUS FATHER’S GAME”. CREATED FOR OUR PARTNERS IN MINISTRY AT DOWNLOAD YOUTH MINISTRY!  “Do your students know who these children’s famous mothers are? They’ll have to look hard to see if they can identify the resemblance of these kids […]

Top 10: You Might Be Getting Too Old for Youth Ministry? (*maybe)

People ask me, how to you know if you are getting to old for your youth ministry. Even in my most recent interviewing process, as churches discovered my age, there were questions.  So I figured I would update the list of 10 way to know if… YOU MIGHT BE GETTING TO OLD FOR YOUTH MINISTRY… […]

Game: “Eggs-Rays” (Easter Screen Game)

JUST IN TIME FOR  EASTER! A Silly fun Easter time big screen game. Everyone loves the surprises hidden inside an Easter egg! Take a good look at the silhouette in each of these Easter eggs to try to figure out what or who is hidden inside. This Resource Includes: • Complete PowerPoint game file • […]

Bonus FREE Game of the Week: “Palm Sundaes”

Just in Time for This Sunday…Palm Sunday! A Quick RanDumb Fun Rather Obviously Named Game.  Just to Keep Things Cool Around Your Young Teen Ministry!? Supplies: – Ice Cream (2 containers) – A variety of ice cream toppings, including syrup, whip cream and a cherry – Ice cream scooper – A few spoons Playing/Explanation : Simply […]

“Ten Easter-Themed Dodgeball Games” (FREE)

It is that other crazy couple of weeks of the year…Easter Time!!  An excited and blessed time of the year but a busy time AND you STILL have a youth group going on too! SO, this week’s FREE GAME will be dedicated to helping you with some quick help. Ten quick Easter Time Twists on […]

Free Game of the Week: “Heartbreakers” (Valentine’s Icebreaker)

A Quick Simple Silly Game To Get Your Night Started Around Valentine’s Day! Supplies: · Red construction paper · Scissors · Optional: Pre-made valentines paper hearts or valentine’s cards Game Play: Quick explanation: Players will work to find other players with pieces of the same “broken heart” and “heal the broken heart” Before the Game: […]

Taught vs. Caught

“What are you teaching, this week?” It is the question that students, parents and others ask us so very often. We study, plan and prepare getting ready for that moment when we stand up in front of our students and begin to speak. We are paid to communicate the greatest truths imaginable. We have the […]

FREE Game Collection: “Five ‘Steal the Bacon’ Variations”

A Classic Game With Some SIZZLING and Silly New Youth Group Twists!  Perfect, Low-prep/No-prep Game for normal nights, events, or camp/retreats!  STEAL THE LEADER (or 6th Grader): Teams line up on either side of the playing area (gym, room, field..). A leaders or a 6th grader, (one person for each team) is placed in the center. […]

News U Can Use: “13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Do”

A Re-Post of a Classic “News U Can Use”, a Perfect Re-Read for Our Current “Stay-at-Home” Time with Families in Your Ministry!  Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength. Of […]