Friendship Charades

If you are focusing on the topic of friendship and/or loyalty, this game of charades might have the new twist you are looking for. Use Ruth 1:16 if you have biblically based messages.
Divide the youth into two teams for a game of charades. Within those teams, have each youth select a partner. The youth leader needs to create cards with characters on them that were or are presently known for their loyalty and friendship. Have the pairs work together to show their team the characters. Use Biblical and contemporary references; positive and negative role models. Allow the youth to reference the source of the characters, even the Biblical references. Some of the Biblical friendships listed below are not popularly known. It’s a good excuse for the youth to open up and read their Bibles. For contemporary references, it may be easier to initially act out “Clueless” than “Cher and Dionne.”

Examples include:

Biblical References:
– Mary and Lazarus, Luke 10:38-42
– Naomi and Ruth, Ruth 1:16,17
– Abraham and Lot, Gen. 14:14-16
– Samuel and Saul, 1 Sam. 15:35
– David and Jonathan, 1 Sam. 18:1-4
– Luke and Theophilus, Acts 1:1
– David and Ittai, 2 Sam. 15:19-21
– Jehu and Jehonadab, 2 Kin. 10:15-27
– David and Mephibosheth, 2 Sam. 9
– Joram and Ahaziah, 2 Kin. 8:28,29

Contemporary References:
– Thelma and Louise, movie of same name
– Burt and Ernie, Sesame Street
– Laverne and Shirley, TV show of the same name
– Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, Scooby-Doo
– Cher and Dionne, Clueless
– Spanky and Alfalfa, The Little Rascals
– Mary Kate and Ashley, Full House
– Brandon and Steve, 90210
– Ariel and Sebastian, The Little Mermaid
– Aladdin and Abu, Aladdin