Carpetball Table Game and Design

Carpetball is a fun game to have in your children's (or youth) ministry area. Kids just love playing this game. I've been asked, quite a few times over the years, if there are any design plans...

A List of Chuck Norris Jokes

I'm sorry, but the Chuck Norris jokes out there just crack me up and kids love 'em... especially preteen and middle school boys! So here is my ever-expanding list of Chuck Norris jokes Chuck Norris gets...

M&M Hold // Game

How to Play the M&M Hold Game Supplies needed: M&Ms enough straws for each participant two destination holders (plate, bowl, etc) The object is to race against a competitor trying to get a couple of M&M's...

Cotton Ball Transfer // Game

How to Play the "Cotton Ball Transfer" Game Supplies needed: 2 bowls per participant (size is discretionary) cotton balls (a couple of bags or so, depending on the size of the bowls) 1 spoon per participant Choose the number...

Stocking Face Tug O War // Game

How to Play the "Stocking Face Tug O War" Game I got this idea from funninja.org (they have many more games on the site). The only supply you need is a handful of stocking pantyhose. I bought...

Cookie Face // Game

How to Play the "Cookie Face" Game This game was made popular on Minute to Win It. You'll need some cookies and some willing participants. We played this game in our children's ministry and instead of...

Ping-Pong Tic-Tac-Toe // Game

How to Play the "Ping-Pong Tic-Tac-Toe" Game You'll need a bunch of ping-pong balls. The more you have the better, but if you've only got three per player, then you'll have to have some students...

Cereal Box Puzzle // Game

How to Play the "Cereal Box Puzzle" Game The front of several cereal boxes (as many as you want participants to be competing at one time). If you want 2 contestants, then just 2 cereal...

In order to be a Good Conversationalist one needs to be a Good Listener

Dale Carnegie offers a "graduate course" in human relations in his famous book: How to Win Friends and Influence People After one of our debriefs with our students at Youth Alpha, I shared a story from...

Human Beings, not Human Doings (exclusively)

I recently wrote an email to our High School Youth leaders who are currently "assisting" our students in running Youth Alpha. I sensed that because the adults don't have a "defined" role that we...

Leg Wrestling // Game

How to Play the "Leg Wrestling" Game No supplies or materials are needed, simply a little bit of open space for students to be flipped! Participants lay on the ground next to each other with their...

Chair Relay Race // Game

How to play the "Chair Relay Race" Game Make two teams. In our case we had 2 teams of 10 each and we did boys versus girls. Line up the same amount of chairs for...