Posts Tagged ‘mind games’

All play: Superhero

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

This is a thinking/strategy game. The youth are grouped on one side of an imaginary divide and must cross it to survive. The only way they can cross is if the ‘superhero’ (with a super prop of some kind) is carrying them.
However, once the superhero has crossed once, they can no longer be... See more

Team games: Tiger in the Grass

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Split your youth into teams. Prepare the playing area to resemble a grid - ‘the grass’ - using masking tape and pieces of paper (A3 or newspaper squares).
The leader makes up a map of the grid on a piece of paper to refer to and marks in squares that contain ‘tigers’. Youth have to... See more

Teaching Games: Big Christmas Quizzer

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

This is a Christmas Quiz of epic proportions. See how much you really know about Christmas with this massive series of Christmas quizzes covering Global Traditions, Kiwi Christmas, Most Expensive Toys, Christmas Carols,  All About Jesus, and a good old True & False section as... See more

Teaching Games: Christmas Quiz

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Here are two multiple choice quizzes: one is based on the Gospel account of Christmas, the other is based on all the wordly add-ons. See which one people do better in!
All the questions and answers for both quizzes are below, or you can download and print the Question and Answer Sheets... See more

Team games: Trivia

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Ask a series of trivia questions about any topic, such as history, science or geography.  Most correct answers wins points for team.
Here's a sample quiz - feel free to download & use this! Countries Quiz (PDF, 73KB) See more

All play: Unscramble

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Put a scrambled word on the screen . . . first to unscramble it gets points for their team.  Play a couple of rounds.
Or… make a whole activity of it around a Bible passage as below  (Mark 4 or Matt 13) (click on the image to view larger).
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Team games: Mad Math

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Put a series of math problems on the screen. First team to solve them all correctly wins points. See more

Team games: How many words?

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Put a word or phrase on the screen. The team to make the most words in one minute wins. See more

Team games: Definition

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Display a word on the screen and a few definitions to choose from. Correct answer wins points for his or her team. Play a couple of rounds. See more

Team games: Scattergories

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Divide your group into a minimum of three teams. Teams are given a list of subjects e.g. Country, Girls Name, Food, Sport, Job etc… Pick 9-10 categories.
The leader calls out a letter and in 2 minutes the teams have to write down examples of each category that start with that letter. E.g. if... See more