This game is an active game that combines many activities.

We came up with about 45 different activities for the kids to do and gave them all different point values. For example:

Sing Jesus Loves me – 1 point

Outline Colossians Chapter 1 – 12 points

Tell me the 5 purposes of our Youth group – 7 points

Throw the Frisbee into a basket 10 times as a team – 5 points

You can get as creative as you want with this. I had some fun random activities and then some that pertained to the lessons we had been going through.

We then took ping pong balls and marked them all with numbers based on the point values of the different activities. I hid them throughout the entire church. The kids broke up into teams and as teams they had to search for the ping pong balls and then do the activity that corresponded to the point value on the ball. The kids absolutely loved the game and are begging to do it again. You could also use easter eggs instead of ping pong balls.

Thanks to Pastor2Youth.com for lending us this game!

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About The Author

Dr. Ryan Nielsen is currently the Sr. Pastor at First Baptist Church in Quincy, CA. Ryan has a long history of youth ministry experience with his call to Youth Ministry beginning in 1991 as a Freshman in College where he was hired as the Youth Pastor at Armenian Christian Fellowship of Orange County. Since that time, Ryan spent 20 years working in youth ministry in California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and also in Denmark. In 1995, he started his own youth ministry website, pastor2youth.com, which resources individuals in more than 165 countries around the world! Ryan has his B.A. In English Literature from Whittier College, his M.A. In Youth and Family Ministry from Denver Seminary, his M.Div and his Doctorate degree from Fuller Seminary. He moved to Quincy in 2011 with his wife, Christianna, who is a First Grade Teacher. Ryan married Christianna in 2005 and they adopted their two daughters, Magali and Miley in December 2010.