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Tuesday, 25 May 2004 10:45

Lemonade Stand

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In this game you split the kids up into groups (the numer of people in the group does not matter as long as you have two or more teams going against each other. Have them line up single file behind a table, and have a pitcher of water or give each shild a cup of water, a cup of sugar and a bowl of lemons already cut up. Also on the table have a cup with a black line about halfway up, a clear cup works the best. Hevae the first person of each team start by sqeuuzing the lemon in their mouth then adding a spoonful of sugar and then the water. Have them swish around and spit it in the cup, and there you have it homemade lemonade. Have the team continue to do this until their lemonade is over the black line. If you have any brave kids or leaders, have them drink the homemade lemonade. This is an excellent game to involve maybe on leader on the team too!! Enjoy!
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:21

Zoom Circle

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Players all sit in a circle. One person starts the zoom circle by turning their head either left or right (facing the person next to them) and says, "Zoom". The next person must (quickly!) do the same with the person next to them. Concentrate on smooth flow for a continued length of time. The next step: "Screech zoom". As the Zoom hits you, make a braking motion with your foot, and say "Screech zoom". The Zoom must now reverse direction. The next step: "Profigliaro". As the Zoom hits you, you can point across the circle to a specific person and say "Profigliaro". (To avoid confusion, you may wish to say "Profligliaro -- John" or something). The selected person may now restart the Zoom in the direction of their choice. Next step: "Schwartz!" The recipient of a Profigliaro can reject it by holding their nose, turning their head and saying "Schwartz!" The Zoom then falls back to the pointer's responsibility.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:21

Your Youth Group Goes Hollywood

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Divide group into a couple teams. Within a certain time period (1 hour?), each team is assigned to come up with an original video presentation depicting some aspect of their Christian life. Give a 10 minute time limit for each "movie." Later after everyone is done, watch the final product together... Our youth group wanted to watch the videos over and over. The winning video was shown during our youth worship service.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:21

Who's Line Is It Anyway

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This is our rendition of the popular TV show. Put everyone's name on a slip of paper and place it in a bag. Then, come up with different situations for the "actors" to act out( make sure you put how many people are needed for each situation), place these in another bag. To begin the game, draw out a situation and according to the number of actors needed, draw out that number of names. For example, Jonah being swallowed by the whale and then spit out, you need a minimum of two actors. This game gets even the shyest person in your group to join in and it brings loads of laughter.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:20

Who Sir? Me Sir?

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Have the kids sit in one row containing just enough chairs for everyone. Have the kids number off, then say, "I'm looking for the one who stole my cookie jar and I believe it was number seven". You can say any number, but the corresponding kid has to say "Who sir, me sir?" to which you reply "Yes sir, you sir". The student then says, "No sir, not I sir", and the leader asks, "Then who sir?" and the student replies, "Number two, sir". Then the second students says, "Who sir, me sir?" and the leader says "Yes sir, you sir" and the game continues like this until a student messes up by saying the wrong word, hesitating too long, or answering to the wrong number. The student who messes up goes to the end of the line, and many students will have a new number. The point is to get to the front of the line, so the kids will want to keep returning the "questioning" to a person sitting closer to the front of the line to give them more opportunities to mess up so that the students can move up. The leader can add to the confusion after the kids understand how to play by talking very fast or by talking directly to one student while saying another's number. Our kids love this game and the leader doesn't have to worry about what to do with kids who are "out" of the game because they are never out.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:20

Who Am I?

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Try the game, who am I? Make up a card for each attendee with the name of a famous person, living or dead, fictional or real and tape it to the person's back. They then have to circulate throughout the room and ask people questions about who they are. They can only ask each person once and they cannot ask the questions of people they already know.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:20

Where's Waldo?

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Our Leader dressed up like Waldo and walked around the Mall. If the students found him they were given points. We also hid objects in the Mall (Ones we obviously did not mind losing) and told the kids what they were and if they picked those up then they got more points. The team with the most points Won.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:20

What Am I?

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The youth sit in a circle. One person goes outside the room, while he is away the others decide what he should "be" when he comes back. He has to ask each youth member in turn what he has to buy for himself. One may say black boots, another a whistle, another a flashlight, etc. If the shopper goes right around the circle without guessing what he is (policeman), he must go out again, and the campers will choose something else.
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:20

Water Waiter

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Two leaders, a chair and volunteer, and a plastic or Styrofoam cup full to the brim with water. Get a volunteer and lead them into another room. While they are away clue in everyone else what is going on. Basically the scene is a restaurant the youth leader is the customer, the other leader the waiter. The volunteer must be the table. Lead the volunteer in explain to him that he or she is a table. They must act like a table, rigid and supportive, strong and straight. Get them set up as the table with the chair beside them. Now the youth leader walks in and the waiter comes up to him and asks him for his order. Act this out in as funny a way as possible. Then the waiter asks what the customer would like to drink. "Oh, just water" The waiter leaves and returns with the Styrofoam cup of water which either he or the youth leader places on the table right between the victims shoulder blades. then everyone runs away. It is impossible to get the cup of your shoulders without spilling the water all over yourself! But it is fun watching people try!
Saturday, 03 May 2003 11:20

Waking Up In the Dorm Room

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You will need to discuss this with your team and make sure everyone is OK with it. You will also need a very hard core volunteer! Tell your group that you wanted to prepare them for college by showing them a little bit of what college life is like. Have a table up front with a large clear glass bowl, a toothbrush and toothpaste and about five glasses of water.Have the members of the skit enter one by one and act like they're waking up. They proceed to pick up the toothbrush and brush their teeth. (The messier the better - and lots of water). Everyone uses the same brush and spits the water out into the bowl. Lots of water - get as much in the bowl as possible! This by itself will get half the group sickened. By the time the last person comes out they will think that they have seen it all. However, they would be very, very wrong. The hard core volunteer acts the same way - except that he (I've never found a girl that would do this part) stops and looks at the bowl and says 'Boy, am I starved' then he pulls out a hidden box of cereal and pours it into the milky sludge in the bowl and starts to eat it.[Have barf bags ready for your group. If anyone else has a skit like this I would love to get it.
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