1800+ Youth Group Games, Team Building Games, & Icebreakers!

We have tons of youth group games, fundraisers, Bible study lessons, Sunday School illustrations, activities, resources, team games, and ideas for those who work with youth. Each one has been tried and tested by those currently working in youth ministry so you can be assured that you will only find quality, timeless, free ideas that you and your students will enjoy.

Random Indoor Youth Group Games

Air Jell-O

You'll need a flexible clear plastic tube at least a metre long, some liquidy Jell-O and a ground covering. Put the Jell-O inside the tube and have two youth stand at each end of the tube. The idea is for each to blow into the tube as hard as they can for as long as they can. The person who gives up or has weaker lungs will inevitably get Jell-O on their face. An excellent, high excitement...

Kiss Your Leader

This game is like "Pin the Tail on the Donkey," but has been altered to fit a Valentine Party. You need to have enough cardboard lips cut out for each student to have one (1) pair. Put duct tape on the back of each one. Take a picture of each leader's face in your church (example:pastor, youth pastor, sunday school teacher, etc.), blow it up, cut it out, and tape it on your wall. Give the...

Hug The Potholder

You make a circle with your youth group and place a POT in one of the kid's laps... (don't let any one see you do that). Then place a POT HOLDER in the middle of the group. Ask people to try to hug the pot holder with out the use of their arms. No matter what they do, tell them that they didn't hug the pot holder. They have to hug the person with the pot in their lap before the game is won....

Go Get It

Get two volunteers. Call out an item and say go. The first one back with that item, wins a prize. Items could include: a sock, a chair, toilet paper, a hair bow, a girl wearing a red shirt, a guy wearing no socks, etc..

Find The Books Of The Bible

In the following story, there are sixteen books of the Bible hidden. Can you find them all? I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu, kept people looking so hard for facts and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized, but the truth finally struck home to numbers of readers. To others it was...

Eye of the OWL

One person is selected to go up to the front. Everybody else will just stand up. That one person will examine everybody standing up. Then that person will leave the room, and three people will be selected to change their spots or dress different. Then the one person will come back in and if he/she finds the three people that changed he/she will change spots with some one. If he/she does not...

Random Outdoor Youth Group Games

Redneck Paintball

We played this last week and had a blast!!! We are in the deep south where redneck isn't an insult but kind of a badge of honor so the teens and the church thought it was very funny!! You will need colored condiments (ketchup, mustard, chocolate sauce, etc.) and marshmallows (the big ones work the best). Make sure that everyone is wearing OLD clothes and brings a change of clothes. Also make...

Ice Bowling

This is a cross between bowling and curling and the kids have an absolute blast. A great winter game for any age. We use a local outdoor ice skating rink, which is a flooded baseball diamond. This can be played anywhere you can make some ice on the ground during winter. You could also use an indoor skating rink if you ask permission from the management. Fill a gallon milk jug with water and...

Tank

This game is designed to help your students to work with each other. It is best for those groups with 25 or more youth in your group. What you do is have 5-10 youth get together to make a team. This team will then huddle around in a circle facing each other. They pick one person to stand in the middle of the huddle. This person is the "driver" and "gun" person. They will have several water...

Airplane Game

First explain the rules... -You are all on a plane that has crashed -You want to get the entire group to the base, or you will ALL blow up! Now you put cones out to make a small base, and then make the kids stand in a line and put their arms out. They then fly a bit pretending to be an airplane. One of the leaders yells out Crash, and they sprawl on the ground. Then all the leaders go around...

Amazing Race 2

We did a samller version of the TV program amazing race. We had 8 teams with 4 teens and I adult (driver, who had a map to each place) per team. Each team was assigned a different color. We had 4 stations set up around town (can have as many as you like, we had a time limit to do this activity in). Each team started out with a clue which sent them to their first destination (our teams were...

Civil War (Dry Version)

This game is played exactly the same way as Civil War, but you don't use water balloons. The instrument is we came up to use is flour bombs. They don't hurt when you are hit with them and they leave a flour circle where you were hit so there is no dispute about being pegged! Directions for making flour bombs: Dryer sheets: you can find them in the laundry section of your supermarket Flour:...