Your top 4 favorite youth group games

Two weeks ago I shared that I have 5 free downloads to give away for the iPhone app, Group Games, featuring more than 100 youth group game ideas.

Four of those free downloads go to the people below for submitting a picture and brief description of their youth group’s favorite game on the LISM Facebook Page.

I still have 1 more free download code to give away! Sometime this week I will give it away via the LISM Facebook Page!

Here are your top four favorite youth group games! Has your group played any of these? What games does your youth group enjoy playing the most? Comment below and let us all know!

1. Cell phone pic scategory!

Submitted by Julio Nieves – Leaders pose and create pics, display them on a slide show, and groups have to replicate it. Extra points for creativity. Text photos in to leader so you can create a sideshow of what they sent in. Show after lesson for laughs!

Cell phone pic scategory youth group game

2. Q-Tip wars

Submitted by Nancy Hill Glodich – Each side has straws and Q-Tip and they try to get all the Q-Tips to one side. After a certain amount of time, one side wins! (So far, no one has shot an eye out!)

Q-Tip Wars youth group game

3. Fat Santa

Submitted by Jimmy Hudson – Divide into teams and pass out balloons. Buy the largest sweat suits you can find at WalMart and some small sized balloons. Set an amount of time and the teens blow up the balloons and stuff the santa. Best looking Santa at the end wins.

Fan Santa youth group game

4. Shuffle Your Buns

Submitted by Steve Cullum – Everyone has a chair facing inside, forming a circle. To start, one student stands in the middle and tries to sit down in an open seat while the group “shuffles” to their left. If the person in the middle sits down, the person to their right is now in the middle. If a larger group, you can add multiple students in the middle for more chaos.

Shuffle your buns youth group game

Posted on July 17, 2012

  • We are doing two new games: 1. Flip-Flop (or shoe) Golf – Just like disc golf, but with flip-flops and the hole is a kid pool or bucket… Got this idea from Jimmy Fallon. This one comes in handy during down time or just anytime. 2. Live Angry Birds – 1 water balloon sling shot, 3 or more dodge balls (draw on it or not or buy you can buy AB dodge balls), cardboard boxes and teens… One group plays the angry birds while the others are the pigs… If a box hits you or the ball, you are out. Add a water balloon (only 1 per team) as the exploding AB. I saw some kids on Youtube throwing the plush Angry Birds at each other and thought what if you did it just like the game with a water balloon launcher and BAM! a new game was born and LOVED! :-)

  • Love these game ideas! I think I may try the Santa one very soon, our students would have a blast with that one. Thank you for sharing these, always up to see some fresh ideas for games. Here are three mixers that I have done recently that worked well-


  • We do a lot of the minute to win it games…they are cheap, fun, and hardly any clean up…We especially like the field goal game with the yard stick and solo cups!

  • Greenbayjessica

    Great ideas! Our youh love playing shaving cream wiggle ball. Lots of shaving cream, 4 or 5 wiggle balls, two bats. Fill the wiggle ball with shaving cream and pitch. We’ve even used different objects for the bat and different ideas for the bases. Ex). Bat might be an empty water jug from Culligan. Base might be a a cookie pan filled with jell-o. Messy and lots of fun. Our biggest group shows up for this game each yr at youth VBS.

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