So glad these came this week, as I needed a game for Wednesday night! I think we’ve all been there, trying to come up with that game that will help kids get connected to one another—but one that won’t be the whole thing they remember from the night. I figured Josh would give us a technology type game, while Kurt stayed clear away from it and went Old School.
When I’m looking for a game—or my leader who was supposed to lead one cancels at the last minute—there are a few that I have as “Go-To” games because we’re not all like the Game Guru Les Christie, who can make a game out of anything—by the way, if you need help, check out his book Best Ever Games for Youth Ministry or his workshop at SYMC 2014!
Out With The Old, In With The New—Power Play Vol. 5!
Here are mine…
4 On a Couch
Classic guys vs. girls game that helps you get to know kids’ names. Start with everyone in a circle in chairs, and two guys and two girls sitting on a couch. Each person writes their name on a piece of paper and puts it in a bucket. Note: If there are kids with the same first name, use a last initial or last name. Then everyone picks a name out of the bucket and that becomes his or her name for the time being. Have one empty chair and the person with the open seat to their right picks someone’s name in the room. If that is their name they get out of their chair and move to the new seat. Object is to get all of one gender on the couch. You can throw in a variation of switching names with the person who called out the name for more confusion!