Games for Youth
Games for your youth group are a great way to get the youth laughing and creating memories together! Below are a few games your youth group will enjoy.
Beach Ball Bash
This game is a getting-to-know-you game that only requires a beach ball and a sharpie. Blow up the ball and cover it with fun and silly questions. It can be something like, “If you were an animal what would you be and why?” or “Jello or pudding?” or “Did you like veggies as a kid?” Have the students stand in a circle and toss the ball around. Whichever question the right thumb lands on is the one the catcher has to answer. If they have already answered the question, they can opt for the question under their left thumb. Toss it around a few times then have a lightning round.
Do you love your neighbor?
You’ll need a chair for each student in a circle, minus one. There’s a person in the middle and they approach anyone and ask, “Do you love your neighbor?” If they say no, the two people sitting on either side have to switch chairs, while the person standing tries to take one of the seats. But if the person answering says yes, they add, “but I don’t like people…” and they fill in the blank. It can be “people wearing jeans,” “people with brown hair,” “people who play basketball,” anything really. Everyone who fits that description then has to jump up and find an empty seat, while the person in the middle tries to find a vacancy. Once everyone gets the hang of it, it’s lots of fun!
Zip Zap Zop
This is a pattern, pass-it-along game. Everyone stands in a circle and puts their hands together, like they were praying (but without interlocking fingers). First you’ll want to explain the motions. If you turn your hands to the right, you say zip. If you turn your hands to the left, you say zap. Zop is when you point your hands in any direction. One person begins with a motion of their choice. If they say Zip and point to the person on their right, that person can respond my saying Zip, Zap, or Zop with the corresponding motion to keep it moving. If they hesitate or say Zip and point to the left, they are eliminated. The key to having fun is to play as fast as you can. You play until you have two or three left, the ZipZapZop champs! It’s usually a good idea to have an example round to get everyone going.
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