Find three volunteers who have strong stomachs–the type who claim they’ll do anything! Next, pick three ‘teammates’ for each of your three volunteers.
Tell them that, as a team, they will have to answer a series of questions. For each wrong answer, the ‘volunteer’ on their team will have to take a chug of a drink. (The teams are not allowed to look up any answers…they can only discuss an answer as a team for about a minute)
Next, using a blender, blend up the items listed below in front of all the students. Tell the students that this is the ‘drink’ that they’ll have to chug for each wrong answer.
The team that takes the least number of ‘chugs’ wins.
Food to blend up:
a can of Soda
Questions to ask:
– Barack Obama is what number president? (A: 44th)
– What is the capital of the state of California? (A: Sacramento)
– In what European city can you find the Notre Dame cathedral, home of the fictitious Hunchback of Notre Dame? (A: Paris)
– What is the third book of the Bible? (A: Leviticus)
– How many feet are in a mile? (A: 5,280 ft.)
– Ask a question about your specific church
(Ex. What year was our church founded?)
This game has been modified from www.suite101.com.
* Works best for groups of 15-30.
This is a two-part, team-building game. The first part of the game is a scavenger hunt; the second part is a teamwork game.
The first thing that’s needed is this: 1) objects for the youth to build with (like Legos or building blocks). The second thing you’ll need is this: 2) a photograph of those objects, built into a simple structure (like a small, simple Lego house).
Now form groups with three or four youth in them. Choose a leader for each group. The leader will receive a paper with: a photo of the simple structure on it, and also a clue telling the group where the building materials are hidden. An example of a clue might read, “The bread and the wine are carefully prepared…and your building materials are carefully hidden there.”
Then send the groups off to find the building materials. After they find the materials, they are to return to a pre-assigned location. The leader of the group will then direct the others in their group how to build their structure (only the leader can see the photo of the structure). The first group to create their structure wins a prize.
The youth leader should prepare enough photos and building materials for 6 to 7 groups (18 to 21 youth).
Teach that only Christ is suitable for us to put our faith in
a chair or stool
a bed sheet
string cut into four or five foot sections one for each student
Tie several pieces of string to the chair and the rest to the index cards. On the index cards write some things that people tend to put their faith in (money power it’s also a good idea to put your own name). Then label the chair “Christ” place the index cards on the seat and cover with the sheet with the strings leading out.
Have everyone gather around the chair and grab a string. Have everyone pull their string and discuss how all these things let us down but Christ never fails.