Team Building

Desert Island

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Students are told that they must go to a desert island for 1 year and can only take 3 things (aside from essentials). Each student has to tell the group what 3 things they would take and why.

 

Real Identity

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Everybody is in a circle. Everyone takes a turn saying their name and something about them (example, “Hi, I’m John and I play football”). The next person needs to say the previous person’s name and item of interest before saying their own (example, “He’s John, he plays football and I’m Mary and I’ve been to […]

Pole/Pole (Can/Can)

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Find something to use as a freestanding pole (garbage can works too). Circle around it while holding hands. The rules are simple. If you touch the pole or the pole touches you in any way, you are out, and if you break hands with the person next to you, you both are out. The last […]

Plunger Head

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In most hardware stores you can buy the pink plunger part separate from the stick. So get two plunger ends for every stick. Put one plunger end at each end of the stick. Tie a tennis ball by about 2 feet of string to the middle of the stick. Put your group into equal teams. […]

Human Scrabble

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Break the youth up into groups of about 10. Give each person a sheet of paper, marker, and a piece of tape. Have each person write a letter of the alphabet on the paper and tape it to the front of his or her shirt. Now give the teams 4 minutes to come up with […]

Electric Fence Game

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For this game you need two poles and a piece of rope or string. The rope or colored yarn, is tied between the two poles, about four feet off the floor. You can divide into teams, or, I recommend that you do this as a group (great activity to make a group work together as […]

Snap Crackle Pop Game

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Snap Crackle Pop
Cut off the front panel of several cereal boxes — one for each group you want to form then cut up each panel into puzzle shapes- one for each person in the group. Mix together all the pieces and give one to each person and have them compete to find their […]

Play Doh Pictionary

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play doh pictionaryPlay Doh Pictionary
Divide into teams. Have a representative come up front from each group. Whisper a Pictionary word (like “dog”) to the group and they must run back to their group and, without talking, mold that word with Play-doh. Put a leader on each team […]

Move The Wall

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move the wall youth group gameMove The Wall –  A Team Building Game Involving Floor Mats
Stand a mat on its side so that it’s standing like a wall, hence the name. Divide your group up into teams of three or four (depending on the length of […]

Mass Movement – A Duct Tape Game For Youth Groups

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Mass Movement Duct Tape Youth Group Game
duct tape youth group games
Gather players at one end of the game area. Form even-numbered teams of six to eight kids. Ask players in each team to line up shoulder-to-shoulder, facing alternately in opposite directions. Give a full roll of one-inch […]