Posts Tagged ‘up front’

Teaching Games: Image Up Close

Contributed by: Emily Paterson and Karen Spoelstra, Diocese of Auckland

When we are in the thick of difficult situations, it can be hard to see what God is doing. Use this up front challenge to illustrate how, with time, we can look back and see how God has been with us through hard times.
Ask for two volunteers and get them to step outside of your room. Set up a... See more

Teaching Games: Tongues of Fire

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

This icebreaker is great as a small group starter and doesn’t actually involve fire.
Give the invitation to take on a selection of ‘tongues of fire’ challenges. Categories could include: Speed alphabet recital, speed count to 30, speed reading a set passage, longest “Aarrgh”... See more

Team games: Back to back

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Start out with two people sitting back to back. They have to stand straight up without using their hands.
Add one person every time they stand up successfully. The students will be amazed at how it works! See more

All play: Spell my feet

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Take five people and have them take off their shoes and socks. Take a marker and write a large letter on the bottom of each of their feet so if they sit facing you and hold their feet in the air, you can read the letters. On the first person put an A and a N (one letter on each foot), on the next... See more

Up Front Games: Blend ‘O’ Rama!

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Blend 'O' Rama is a great up front game that is very entertaining to watch. Find 2-4 students who have strong stomachs.  You know the type - the students that claim they'll do anything!
Place a blender each on a table up front. Have several different edible items placed in a lunch bag for each... See more

Up Front Games: Lemonade

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Get 4 volunteers up front and have them sit down facing the rest of the group. On a low table in front of each of the volunteers, have the ingredients for lemonade: half a lemon each, a tablespoon of sugar, and a glass of water.
Announce that this is going to be a race to make lemonade. When... See more

Up Front Games: Frozen to a T

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

An hour before-hand, get two t-shirts, soak them in water and wring them out to a good damp (if they’re too wet this won’t work). Fold them up nicely and place them on wax paper inside your freezer.
Ask for two volunteers. Pull the t-shirts out of the freezer. When you say “go” they... See more

Up Front Games: Stud Walk

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Take 3 guys out of the room. One at a time tell them to walk in with music playing with their studliest strut while the crowd is clapping and cheering. Each one is to sit down between two girls on a make shift couch (consisting of two chairs and a blanket). There is no chair in the middle where he... See more

Up Front Games: Balloon Blow Up

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Get three volunteers to stand in front of the group and have a race to blow up a balloon - till it bursts! See more

Up Front Games: $10 Jump

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Hold up a $10 note and offer it to anyone who can perform a simple task. Bring the volunteer up the front and tell them that the $10 is theirs if they can simply jump over it the way you designate. Lay the note on the ground. Have the person stand with their toes to it. They must bend over and grab... See more

Up Front Games: Baby Burp

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Three girls put a towel around three guys, sit them on their lap and feed them a baby bottle of fizzy drink. Then make them burp. The first guy to burp wins. See more

Up Front Games: Chocolate Drop

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Prepare beforehand by spreading out plastic on your stage area. Try to find a place where everyone can see someone lying down.
Get 2-3 pairs to come up front. Have one partner lay down on the plastic and the other to stand above them with a small cup of chocolate syrup. The "dropper," standing... See more

Up Front Games: Clothes Pegs Face-off

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Get four students up front with a bucket of clothes pegs. They have 1 minute to put the pegs all over their face. The one with the most pegs on their face after a minute wins. See more

Up Front Games: Quick Draw

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Have two challengers face each other with their hands behind their back. On “Go!” they are to whip both hands out in front of them with a random amount of fingers sticking out. The first one to yell out the total number of fingers their opponent is sticking out, is the winner. See more