Every now and again it’s fun to play a game that requires no physical activity—just a prop-your-feet up approach to entertainment and fellowship. This one can be prepared before youth meeting and is perfect for a rainy day, a post-strenuous outing or an evening retreat.

Here’s what you’ll  need: Before the meeting purchase some TV Guides, entertainment magazines, or (for free) print off material from the Internet about upcoming TV shows and movies in your area. In particular, you might concentrate on locating facts about TV shows that are popular among teens, including the names of the TV stars, how long the series has been running, and more miniscule tidbits about some of the behind-the-scenes work (directors, time slots, ratings, etc.). Once you have created a small file of material, you should be able to play the game.

Divide students into two or more groups for the trivia competition—with each team of three to four sitting on a couch, if possible. Alternate trivia questions among the teams, keeping score if you like, and see which group truly consists of the biggest couch potatoes!

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About The Author

Todd Outcalt is the lead pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, Indiana and is a thirty-year youth ministry veteran. He is the author of twenty-five books in six languages, including the youth ministry titles: $5 Youth Ministry (Group); Last-Minute Meetings (Abingdon); Ready to Go Youth Meetings (Abingdon); and The Youth Ministry Encyclopedia (Kindle).

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