Posts Tagged ‘strategy’

Team games: Squish

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Map out a square on the floor with masking tape. Split the group into teams. Each team has a shot at squeezing everyone into the square you have created. No body parts can be touching the ground outside the square, people can piggy-back, stack or be held. The team must hold their positions for 5... See more

Team games: Tallest Tower

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Split youth into teams and give them the same pre-prepared bundle of objects - such as newspapers, paper cups, toothpicks, straws, tape (choose some random and funny objects too).  Their aim is to build the tallest ‘tower’ in a set time limit with whatever objects you have given them. Make... See more

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: Tic Tac Toe

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, Diocese of Christchurch

A life-sized, fast paced twist on an old favourite - tic tac toe (aka naughts and crosses). This was a hit with Phil's youth group!
Watch the clip below to see how to play. Since you can play with just six players, this one's perfect if you've got a small group.
Note: If you don't... 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