Youth Group Games - Group Games

Amoeba

(22)

An elimination game where players try to pull others into an object.

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Animal Game

(29)

Meet back in one hour. Whoever has the biggest live animal wins.

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Awesome Ball

(21)

A combination of handball, ultimate frisbee and basketball

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Back Scratch Encouragements

(4)

Encourage each other through back scratches in response to a characteristic

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Balloon Foosball

(32)

Seated teams try and hit a balloon over the opposing team into the goal

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Balloon Relay Race

(13)

A relay race where a balloon must stay wedged between two participants.

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Balloon Stick

(14)

A person wrapped in tape (sticky side out) has balloons stuck to them.

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Balloon Tag

(21)

A game of tag where players tie balloons around their ankles and try to stomp others' balloons.

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Bananna Ball

(12)

One game, one field. Guys play soccer rules. Girls play like rugby.

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Beach Tennis

(2)

Tennis on a volleyball court.

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Birdie on a Perch

(22)

An elimination game in which partners need to find each other quickly.

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Blanket Race

(15)

A relay race in which team members carry a person on a blanket.

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Blind leading the Blind

(16)

Blindfolded person has to accomplish tasks. Team can't talk.

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Blind Shopping Cart

(7)

One player sits in a shopping cart, a blindfolded player pushes the cart.

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Blob Tag

(20)

Players tagged by the blog of people must join the blob.

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Body Body

(22)

A murder mystery game which involves walking around in the dark.

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Brain Freeze

(13)

A speed contest to see who can first finish four popsicles.

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British Bulldog

(8)

Get across without being caught. Similar to sharks and minnows but on land.

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Car Push

(12)

Teams race each other by pushing an actual car from start line to finish.

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Cereal in the Nose

(10)

Players shoot cereal out their nose, seeing who can shoot the farthest

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Cheeto Toss

(15)

One person has shaving cream spread on face. Team throws cheetos to stick.

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Circle Dodgeball

(9)

Players stand in a circle and throw one ball to eliminate other players.

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Circle Soccer

(8)

A circle game where players try to throw a soccer ball between legs.

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Clumps

(10)

Different numbers are called, players must form groups of that number.

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Count the Fingers

(4)

Partners show hands with a number of fingers up. First to say sum wins.

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Cracker Whistle Relay

(3)

Players eat three saltine crackers and then need to whistle before going on

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Dizzy Stick

(8)

Players race to a location and back after becoming very dizzy.

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Dodgeball

(5)

Various ways to play dodgeball.

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Dodgeball Free-For-All

(5)

A free-for-all version of dodgeball using only one ball

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Doggy Doggy Where Is Your Bone

(11)

A guessing game to find the bone.

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Doughnut String

(18)

A no-hands race to eat a doughnut off a string

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Earth Ball Square

(2)

Players stand in a square and try to get earth balls over other teams lines

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Egg Drop

(7)

Teams build shields to keep their eggs from breaking when they are dropped.

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Extreme Rock Paper Scissors

(16)

Rock Paper Scissors with two big teams and an element of tag thrown in.

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Find the Leader

(17)

Players subtly follow cues of leader while one player must identify leader

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Fishbowl

(13)

Teammates must guess a name based on description, action, or single word.

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Flip the Cup

(18)

Two teams compete against each other - one to flip a cup down, the other up

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Four Corners

(13)

An elimination game where players guess which corner won't be eliminated.

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Four on the Couch

(12)

A memory game in which each gender tries to get their gender on the couch.

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Freeze

(5)

3 players act scene on stage, audience member yells freeze and swaps spots.

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Gargle that Tune

(4)

Player on stage gargles tune. Audience members try to identify tune.

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Greased Watermelon Football

(6)

Football with a greased watermelon in shallow water.

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Grog

(9)

Scavenger hunt mixed with freeze tag

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Gun Name Game

(5)

Players learn each others' names by "shooting" other players.

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Ha

(5)

Players must point at others in a certain way while following a beat.

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Human Etch-a-Sketch

(18)

Teams compete against each other by forming shapes out of their body.

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In the Park

(4)

Involves acting and trying to get facilitator to guess what the action is.

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Kung Fu

(9)

Kung Fu battle with swift movements

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Link Tag

(8)

Players stand in pairs and become "it" if the current "it" joins their pair

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Look Up Look Down

(17)

An elimination game involving eye contact and screaming.

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Mafia

(21)

A murder mystery game where players must try to identify the mafia membes.

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Mike and Ike Toss

(6)

Catching Mike and Ike's in your mouth thrown by partner

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MM Wars

(16)

A creative and tasty variation of capture the flag.

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Movie in a Minute

(9)

Group breaks into teams and each team prepares and presents a skit.

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Musical Paper Plates

(11)

Musical Chairs with paper plates instead of chairs

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Newspaper Game

(2)

Students must find answers in the newspaper

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Nibble-T-Bibble

(6)

A variation of "Simon Says"

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Ninja

(17)

Players in a circle, making quick one-motion moves to slap others' hands.

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Object Toss Name Game

(4)

Compete against the clock in tossing an object and saying players' names.

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Paper Maze

(6)

Players try to guess the route by stepping on a square in the maze.

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Paper Plates

(8)

A good end-of-the-week game to encourage members of the group.

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Paper Telephone

(6)

Players alternate between writing and drawing, watching a message change.

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

(5)

Teams break off into groups, taking pictures of things for points.

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Pictionary Relay

(8)

Multiple teams play pictionary in a relay style. First team done wins.

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Pool Clothes

(8)

Race to put clothes on over swimsuit while in pool.

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Pool Noodle Name Game

(16)

Player in middle of circle hits (pool noodle) person who's name is called.

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Psychologist

(14)

One player tries to guess what is wrong with a group of players

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Pull Apart

(7)

Guys form huddle. Girls try to rip guys out of huddle within specified time

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Push Wars

(4)

Player tries to push another player but can only make contact with hands.

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Quarters Up

(2)

Facilitator flips a coin, eliminating players picking the incorrect option

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Raise the Pole

(3)

All players put one finger under pole; raise above heads without untouching

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Reverse Scavenger Hunt

(2)

Item called out, team must get item (ex 3 watches) to facilitator for point

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River Bank

(7)

An elimination game in which players need to quickly respond to commands.

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Rock Paper Scissors Baseball

(8)

Players make it around the bases by winning at rock paper scissors

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Rock Paper Scissors Train

(6)

Winners of rounds have their opponents link up with them until one remains.

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Sardines

(7)

The opposite of hide and go seek

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Shapes

(2)

Taped shapes on the ground students need to gather in when music stops

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Shuffle your Buns

(9)

Players race around a circle of chairs

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Silent Football aka Sir Mayor Sir

(20)

A very creative game involving community, rules, and endless possibilities.

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Simon Says

(2)

Good for little kids

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Sing Your Heart Out

(9)

Groups must think of and sing songs based on a given word.

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Skits in a Bag

(2)

Teams must come up with a skit based on a topic and certain props.

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Slap Slap Draw

(3)

Combining Rock Paper Scissors with quick thinking and rhythm

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Sled Roll

(3)

One person in sled, others act as rollers under sled to get to finish line

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Smelly Breath

(4)

Blindfolded players attempt to guess recently eaten food by smelling breath

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Sock Wars

(5)

Players in a confined space try to take off other players' socks

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SPUD

(9)

If hit by the ball you get a letter. Once you spell SPUD you're eliminated.

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Star Race

(2)

Players race around group of people and then into the center of the group.

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Star Wars

(5)

A one-on-one challenge involving hands turn into lightsabers.

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Summertime

(3)

Word game with letters S-U-M-M-E-R-T-I-M-E on hands to make words.

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Sumo Ball

(6)

Sumo Wrestling with two large exercise balls

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Super Ninja Game

(4)

A circle game involving ninja moves and quickness.

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Talk or Get Squirted

(8)

Student talks about given topic. If um, uh, or pause is said, gets squirted

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Tennis Two Square

(4)

A combination of tennis and the classic game "four square".

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The Backpack Name Game

(6)

Learn names by associating names with objects.

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The Clap Game

(14)

Players clap at the correct time to win

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The Jumprope Formula

(2)

Players must problem solve to figure out how to get throgh the jumprope.

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Toe Tag

(5)

Two players try to tag their opponents toes using their feet.

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Trainwreck

(15)

Players sit in rows. When row is called, players must race to get a seat.

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Turn Over a New Leaf

(55)

All stand on blanket, players must flip blanket without touching floor

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Ultimate Squidbee

(39)

Ultimate Frisbee with a dead squid

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Wink Em

(17)

Quick actions in response to a wink

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Zip Bong

(17)

An elimination game involving funny noises and not showing one's teeth.

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