All play: Rapido

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Rapido is like Pictionary but with playdough (or Cranium’s Sculpturades). Bring along to youth group some (bought or home–made) playdough – about an ice-cream container full is good. Split the group into two teams who will compete to be the fastest to complete each of 7-10 rounds. Give each team half of the available dough to start with.

Each round, one person from each team is given a word. The teams are allocated similar but different words to sculpture e.g. one might get SAD, while the other gets GLAD ( see more suggested words below). Their team-mates have to guess what it is as that person tries to sculpture it. All the sculptor can say is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to their questions/guesses. The first team to guess correctly wins that round. The losing team each round, loses a handful of dough.

The activity ends when one team has lost all its dough. The other team is then declared the winning team.

Suggested words:

  • CATHEDRAL / SKY TOWER
  • TWISTER  / VOLCANO
  • SAD / GLAD
  • GUN  / MAGNET
  • LION / FLAMINGO
  • SKIER  / DIVER
  • BUNGY JUMP  /  PARACHUTE
  • DANCER  /  SINGER
  • FLIGHT  / GRAVITY

You could also use words related to your bible study/lesson topic to introduce key ideas.