Waffle Things

November 13, 2017    
Ben Read    
stranger things game

I Loved this game idea submitted by Jon D Forrest in the Facebook group, and I wanted to share it here so that it would live longer than just on Facebook. Jon uploaded a video of a student tossing in a waffle from about 10 feet away and said “Goodwill toaster-$3.99. Frozen waffles-$1.50. SLO-mo video-priceless.” Seems simple enough to come up with different variations, but if you’ve got a stranger things…    read more 

GAME – Full Speed Pictionary

March 14, 2016    
Keith Parker    
pictionary game

So a number of years ago, I was in a rush before youth group trying to figure out a quick game with minimal setup.  In a moment of inspiration, I created Full Speed Pictionary.  I don’t know if I invented it or stole it from the dark corners of my mind somewhere, but it has become a game our students love.  It’s quick, easy, involves everyone, and gets students moving. So how…    read more 

Coke & Candles

October 16, 2015    
Frank Gil    

What you will need: 1. Two Coke Bottles 2. Two Candles 3. Two Lighters 4. A Table How To Play: Call two students up who really love coca cola. The objective of the game is to chug a coke as fast as you can. You can only drink you coke while your candle is lit. Your opponent can blow your candle out. If you candle is blown out you have to stop…    read more 

Shoot The Name

October 16, 2015    
Frank Gil    

What you will need: 1. Nerf Gun (we used this one) 2. Hula Hoop 3. Chairs for each person. How to play: You get everyone in a circle and have each person say their first name. You choose a person to be in the center ready to shoot someone with the nerf gun. The shooter can’t leave the center circle. The students seated in the circle have to quickly say someones name…    read more 

Hall Ball Youth Group Game

October 16, 2015    
Ben Read    
youth group game

Hall Ball has been one of my favorite Youth Group games to play for the last several years. I had first read about it on the YouthLeaderStash, and hadn’t seen it many other places, so with Chad shutting the site down over there, I wanted to make sure this game would live on. In this game, you’ll need a long Hallway that can fit you’re entire group in it. Split the group…    read more 

Tectonic Plates

October 14, 2015    
Ben Read    

Tectonic Plates is a fun, cheap game we played with our Jr. High Ministry yesterday. If you’ve played Human Roomba, it’s very similar to that, just more group participation. Two teams are formed, and one volunteer from each team gets wrapped from head to toe in duct tape. The big difference here is that usually, we wrap arms and legs together with body, but in this game, we want arms and legs…    read more 

Whack ‘Em

October 7, 2015    
Ben Read    
games to play in small room with small group

This game is a classic youth ministry game. I think most people have probably played this one, but it’s also easy to forget about. Everyone sits in a circle except for one player, who has the sword of squish. To begin the game, the person in the middle points at one person of their choosing, who must say the name of the person in the middle and the name of someone else…    read more 

Circle Soccer

October 7, 2015    
Ben Read    
best youth group games that everyone plays

We played this game last night in our Jr. High Ministry and on Sunday with our Sr. Highers. Haven’t played it in a few years, and I totally forgot how much fun it is! Everyone stands in a circle, with their feet touching the feet of the person next to them, spread a little bit more than shoulder width. The object of the game is to pass the ball through the legs…    read more 

Youth Group Game: Nerf Duel

August 19, 2015    
Ben Read    
youth group nerf game

This game was a huge hit with our Middle School Ministry, and was super easy to set up and play. Object of the game:  Two students stand across from each other with nerf guns. A table stands between them with 5 cups lined up the middle. When the ref says go, students have to shoot the cups off the table onto their opponents side, whoever gets the most over wins. What’s great…    read more 

Youth Ministry Color Wars

June 2, 2015    
Ben Read    
student ministry color wars youth group

IDEAS FOR A YOUTH GROUP PAINT POWDER PARTY. We recently did a Color Wars event with Oneighty Students, and it was a complete blast despite the weather being FAR less than ideal (a 60-degree rainy day surrounded by beautiful, sunny 85-degree days all around). The last few weeks, the Facebook Community has been inundated with Color Wars event questions, so since we had all the information, we figured we would just…    read more