This is a quick and easy game to play with a small group. The idea is to have everyone draw a self-portrait of themselves and…
Ok, so maybe there aren’t a million and one games, but there are a whole bunch. These are just a bunch of simple games I put together for a fun games night for my youth group.
One balloon is in the middle of the room. Everyone is divided into two teams and each person is assigned a secret number (between 1 & 6 or however many there are on each team). The leader calls out a number, the person from each team who was assigned that number must grab a pool noodle (on the floor in front of them) and try to smack the balloon against the opposite team’s wall. 1 point per smack. It up to you whether you allow ‘body’ smacks or not.
The Shoe Kick
Each person dangles their shoe on the end of their foot and with a mighty kick, tries to launch their shoe the furthest.
The Slurpie Run
This is a team relay. Each person has a straw. The objective is to suction a small paper square (2 inch square) to the straw and carry it to a pylon and back. If the paper falls, the person must suction it from wherever it falls and continue. First team with all their people through wins.
To prepare for this game, get enough brown paper lunch bags for about two per person. In each bag, place some sort of snack. You can use mini chocolate bars, mints, a potato chip, some breakfast cereal, a piece of a raw potato, three soup crackers, and whatever else you think of. Staple the bags closed. Divide your players into equal teams. Have them choose one ‘pig’ among themselves – this person should be willing to eat anything. Give eat team two dice. Once the game has begun, each member of each team will take turns rolling the dice. If they get doubles, their team stops all rolling and the person who rolled doubles runs to the center of the room and retrieves a brown paper bag. Once they have returned with their bag, the player will open it and must completely consume whatever snack is in that bag before their team can continue rolling. If the player is unable or unwilling to eat their particular snack, they can feed it to the pig. Once the snack is completely swallowed, the rolling resumes. The team who has eaten the most snacks by the end of the game is the winner.
At a “Computer Games” theme night at our youth group, we played this game in honor of the ol’ Minesweeper game. It was pretty intense…
For a totally new way to do pictionary, try blind pictionary. In this game, everyone has a pen and paper, and is blindfolded. The players…
Water balloons are a heap of fun on a hot summer’s day. But how do you avoid the chaos of a free-for-all? (Although that has it’s place, too.) If you’re looking for a water balloon game that has a little bit of structure and control, but still a whole pile of fun – here’s a water balloon game that is sane, safe, and yes, very soggy.
This game has its origins in a camp setting, so I’ll explain it in that context – though you can easily adapt it to fit your situation.
For a quick & easy game that is absolute chaotic fun, try ‘Bouncy Ball Madness’. You know those little rubber bouncy balls you can get at the dollar store? The ones that bouncy like crazy? Always keep some of them on hand. They are a blast. Here are two games we play with them.