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Treasure Islands (Game for VBS or Church Camp)

Treasure Islands is a game very like Musical Chairs. Use it for your treasure, pirate, or nautical themed Vacation Bible School , church camp, or youth group party. For younger VBS groups you can put the "islands" closer together. For older students, place them farther apart so they have to do a little running.

Treasure Islands Game

This can be played indoors or outside.


  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Music player


  • Large sized poster board
  • set of markers or paints for decorating
  • Non-slip rug backing


  • Decorate the posters to make them look like islands. Cut the edges to make them round instead of rectangular.
  • Cut a piece of the non-slip rug backing to be slightly smaller than the poster board.
  • Use the hot glue gun to glue a piece of the non-slip rug backing to the back (undecorated) side of each poster board.
  • Spread the “islands” out in the play area. You can do this in a classroom for a small group. Use a gym, cafeteria, or outdoors for a large group. You will need one less island than the number of players.
  • Play the music. When the music stops each pirate must get on an island. Only one pirate per island. Whoever does not have an island is out.
  • Take away one island and continue until only one pirate is left.

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