Game: Find 4 things in common Materials: None How to Play: In this game, students should be divided into groups of four to five. The goal is for students to ask each other questions to find things in common. The first group to find four things that everyone in the group has in common wins…Continue reading Game: Find 4 Things in Common
Game: Healthy or Unhealthy? Telephone Charades Note: This could also be played in a traditional charades format, with one student acting out the suggested phrase for their team to guess. How to Play: Instruct students to stand in two separate lines, forming two teams. The first team should stand with everyone facing forward in one…Continue reading Game: Healthy or Unhealthy? Charades
Crows and Cranes Objective: To race to your team’s safe line without getting tagged Materials: No materials needed How to Play: Divide students into two teams and have them stand facing each other across the centerline of the gym, or any marked boundary line in the center of your playing area. Assign one side to…Continue reading Game: Crows and Cranes …Continue reading Game: Crows and Cranes
Bunny Rabbit, Bunny Rabbit You need at least 5 people to play. You start with everyone in a circle. One person is the “bunny rabbit, bunny rabbit.” This person starts the game. Now, everyone in the circle chooses an animal, such as: “iguana, iguana,” “cat, cat,” or “shark, shark,” etc. Along with the animals, each…Continue reading Game: Bunny Rabbit, Bunny Rabbit …Continue reading Game: Bunny Rabbit, Bunny Rabbit
Fierce Lion Object of Game: To avoid being tagged by a lion Equipment Needed: None How the Game Is Played: The object of the game is to avoid being tagged by the lions. The last student tagged will be the winner, and his or her team will earn points. The games leader designates a “lion’s…Continue reading Game: Fierce Lion …Continue reading Game: Fierce Lion
How many lions in the den? Materials: None How to play: Have the children run around the room in a circle (in a gym around the edges of the basketball court works well.) You will call out, “How Many Lions in the Den?” and then shout a number. For example “Three lions in the den!”…Continue reading Game: How Many Lions in the Den? …Continue reading Game: How Many Lions in the Den?
Be Free From Anger Objective: To avoid letting anger get a hold of you (don’t get tagged) Materials: None How to Play: Choose one student to be “it” and stand in the middle of the playing area – they are representing anger, so they have to make angry faces and motions during game play. The rest of the…Continue reading Game: Be Free From Anger Tag …Continue reading Game: Be Free From Anger Tag
Everyone’s It! Object of Game: To avoid being tagged Equipment Needed: None How the Game Is Played: This game is very much like regular tag except that, true to the name, everyone is IT. On the “go” signal, all players run around trying to tag everyone else and to avoid being tagged themselves. Once tagged,…Continue reading Game: Everyone’s It! …Continue reading Game: Everyone’s It!
Alligator Race Objective: Be the first team to reach the finish line Materials: None How to Play: Divide students into teams of 5-10 players and have each team stand in a line. All the players should place their hands on the shoulders of the player in front of them, and then crouch down to…Continue reading Game: Alligator Race …Continue reading Game: Alligator Race
Jump In, Jump Out Materials: None How to Play: Have students form a circle and hold hands facing the middle. Instruct students that they must follow the leader by saying what the leader says and doing what the leader says. Practice a few times using these four commands: Jump in, Jump Out, Jump Left or…Continue reading Game: Jump In, Jump Out …Continue reading Game: Jump In, Jump Out
Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament Objective: To be the last player remaining by winning all challenges Materials: None How to Play: Teach students the basic instructions for Rock, Paper, Scissors. Every player must find a partner and on the count of three, they must choose the hand signal for Rock, Paper or Scissors. Rock – Make…Continue reading Game: Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament …Continue reading Game: Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
Can You See the Leader? (A.K.A. “Wise Guy”) Materials: No Materials Needed Objective: For the guesser to figure out who is leading the motions How to Play: Have all the students sit in a circle facing each other and choose one student to be the “guesser” and leave the room or close their eyes while…Continue reading Game: Can You See the Leader? …Continue reading Game: Can You See the Leader?
Bippity Boppity Boo Name Game Objective: Learn each other’s names. Materials Needed: None How to Play: Start by making sure students know their right from left and practicing pointing at the person on their right or left. Choose one player to be “it” and have the rest of the students form a circle. The player…Continue reading Game: Bippity Boppity Boo Name Game …Continue reading Game: Bippity Boppity Boo Name Game
Sharks and Minnows Objective: To cross the “sea” without getting tagged Materials: None How to Play: Choose one volunteer student to be the “shark.” The rest of the players are “minnows” and should line up on one side of the gym or playing area. When the “shark” yells “1 . . . 2 . ….Continue reading Sharks and Minnows …Continue reading Sharks and Minnows
Game Discussion Idea: Jeff the Judge by Matt Armstrong One day I was leading a club at which we were missing a number of leaders. I decided we did not have the capacity to have small groups, but still I wanted to create an opportunity for discussion about the lesson in a way that was…Continue reading Jeff the Judge …Continue reading Jeff the Judge
Game: Run for your supper Object of Game: To keep a spot in the circle Materials Needed: None How to Play: Have students stand in a circle and hold hands. Choose one student to be “it” and have them walk slowly around the circle. The player who is “it” may choose any place in the…Continue reading Game: Run for Your Supper …Continue reading Game: Run for Your Supper
Red Light, Green Light Object of Game: To be the first person to get from one end of the gym to the other. Practice patience by following the directions carefully! Materials Needed: None How to Play: One leader will stand at one end of the gym, and all the students will stand at the other…Continue reading Red Light, Green Light …Continue reading Red Light, Green Light
Cheerful Giver Tag Object of Game: To remain “untagged” for as long as possible. Materials: None How to Play: All players line up at one of the baselines of the basketball court, or opposite ends of the player area. A player is chosen to be the “cheerful giver.” Tell students, the Bible says “God loves…Continue reading Cheerful Giver Tag …Continue reading Cheerful Giver Tag
Freeze Tag Object of Game: To avoid being tagged Materials: None How to Play: Play in a gym or outdoor area. Choose one to three students to be “IT.” When anyone who is “IT” tags someone, the player is frozen. Other players can unfreeze them by tagging them. Game ends when everyone is frozen or…Continue reading Game: Freeze Tag …Continue reading Game: Freeze Tag
Animal Relay Races Objective: To be the first team to have each person complete the relay Materials: None How to Play: All the players on each team form a line behind the starting line that you designate. On the “go” signal, each team will compete in the relay that you have told them. Players are…Continue reading Animal Relay Races …Continue reading Animal Relay Races