This is an activity to help youth think about the qualities of a good leader. It is held in an informal, small group setting so youth will be comfortable sharing.
Ungame is a question and answer icebreaker which is perfect for teenagers. It can be played in person or virtually. It is just a conversation starter to help a group get comfortable.
Escape rooms are a fun way to engage teams in cooperative puzzle solving. These team-building activities can also be focused around a theme. When you are creating a youth ministry escape room, you might want to base it on a Bible story or a teaching.
Mingle is a super easy icebreaker game which can be played at any time because it requires no set up. It goes pretty quickly, so you can play multiple rounds.
In this game, the group has a problem. The psychiatrist has to figure out what it is. This icebreaker requires no prep or materials. It works well for six or more people.
In this game, players put their hands in a box of unknown substance to find coins. It is a test of if they can overcome their fear of what they might be touching. Be prepared for some funny reactions! There are also some reflection questions at the end.
Baby food is pretty bland and it can be difficult to know the flavor just by tasting it. In this game, teenagers try to guess the flavors of assorted baby foods. Be prepared for plenty of laughs. This game would work well with a meeting focused on the Eucharist or about being spiritually fed.
This game shows youth that they need help from God and from their community. The reflection questions help them explore the importance of relying on Jesus and each other. It is also a good lesson in endurance.
This game helps youth understand the importance of listening. Each group of sheep must listen to their shepherd’s voice and follow it. It also goes well with a lesson on sticking together in community. The group of sheep will find it easier to get home if they stay together.
This is an easy no-prep circle game for youth ministry, Vacation Bible School (VBS), church camp, or religious ed. It could be used for a lesson on the Fruits of the Spirit or to accompany discussion about “bearing good fruit”.