Tune Up

This game will require some creative preparation and listening.  For the setup, acquire at least a dozen objects that make various sounds. These objects could be small bells, or spoons, or some variety of holl...

All Knotted Up

This fun (yet simple) indoor game is perfect for smaller groups or while riding on a bus.  Beforehand, purchase some inexpensive shoe laces—one for each student—and create a series of knots in each shoe la...

Duct Tape Tennis Shoes

For this game you will need several rolls of varying colored duct tape—same colors for each team.  You will also need some old pair of tennis shoes that can be purchased from Goodwill or another second-hand ...

Hide the Light

Supplies needed for this game include two flashlights (or more for larger groups).  Divide the teenagers into two teams, with each team occupying a separate room or space in a single hallway.   This game is ...

Christmas Sculptures

Visit a local dollar store and purchase low-cost Christmas supplies for two or more teams.  Items could include strings of lights, bags, tins, boxes, sacks, or any other Christmas-related things.  Purchase so...

Christmas Sweaters

This game is a spin-off of the traditional “ugly Christmas sweater” competition.  Invite the teenagers to wear their ugliest Christmas sweater for this competition, but ramp it up a notch by supplying the ...

Fruitcake Party

Christmas is a time for many traditions, and one of these has to be proverbial fruitcake—the one that no one wants to eat.  This is a fun game to include in your annual youth Christmas party.  To begin, pur...

The Human Christmas Tree

For this game, each team will decorate one of its own members as a human Christmas tree using the following: crepe paper streamers, paper ornaments, face paint, color markers, masking tape and a paper star tre...

Game: Christmas Hunt

This Christmas version of the traditional scavenger hunt makes for some fun house-to-house travel and also can connect your teenagers to the wider congregation. Make a list of items people traditionally would ...

Cells

This game only requires space, and no equipment or prep is necessary. Begin by inviting every person in the group to find a partner and form a two-person cell. Explain that you, as leader, will clap your hands...