The Yes No game is a fun activity for your youth group or youth ministry meeting. It can be tied in with teaching by reminding us that we need to say “Yes” to God. It also works well with a meeting focused on our Blessed Mother, whose “Fiat” (“let it be done”) in answer to the Angel Gabriel at the Annunciation was an affirmation in her complete trust in the Lord.
How to Play Yes No Game
This makes a great icebreaker because the teens will be asking each other questions.
Materials for Yes No Game
- One small candy bar or other token for each youth
Instructions for Yes No Game
- Set a timer for how long you want to play the game. 5 minutes for example.
- Give each person a piece of candy or some other token.
- The youth mingle and ask each other yes or no questions.
- If the person replies “No” to the question, they have to give all of the tokens in their possession to the person who asked the question.
- They can use a word or phase other than “No” to indicate a negative answer, but if the word “No” is in the answer at all, they must give up their tokens.
- People without tokens can continue to ask questions in order to try to gain them back.
- When time is up, the person with the most tokens wins.
Reflection for Yes No Game
- Afterwards, talk about how automatic it is to use the word “No”. What can we do to think about this response before using it?
Games are a recommended part of any youth program. Youth ministry games can be used as icebreakers to help youth get to know each other better. They can be used to foster teamwork and trust. They are a way to spend a little energy when they have been sitting to long.
This is another game which relates to negative answers. It has some more challenging variants.