Find two local pizza places that deliver. During the beginning of the evening, divide the crowd in two and bring up a representative from each side. Hand each representative a cell phone and phone # of two competing pizza places. Have them each order a large pizza, tell the delivery person the situation, and that there’s a $20 tip for the one that arrives first. Clearly announce to the crowd which pizza place is coming for each team.
As you are continuing your program, one side of the room will erupt into applause when a pizza driver comes in representing their side of the room. (Olympic or Rocky theme music is a plus!)
Interview the deliverer and give him the $20 tip in front of the crowd. (You can then have up front games lined up where winners get a piece of pizza.)
Crowd Game: Have 5 students come to the front of the room and remove their shoes and socks. Give each a felt-tipped or ball point pen. On the signal, they run out into the crowd and see who can get the most signatures on the bottom of their feet in the time limit. No one person can sign more than three feet. Can use both feet. Signatures must be legible.
I described it in the post Fun and Games Basically you get 4 or 5 victims that know nothing of the game. You show them the live goldfish (20 or more in a single bowl) and blindfold them while you “spread the fish on the tarp.” Once they are blindfolded you get a can of mandarin orange slices and drop those on the tarp. It is important that they hear the “fish” hitting the tarp and get the crowd excited and making comments about how gross, poor fish … Then they cross the fish grave yard. I make it a “trust” exercise where the crowd guides them across the tarp but others do a timed trial. I like more crowd involvement.
It’s called Dance Dance EVOLUTION because the style of music keeps changing and changing and students don’t know what to expect next! Here’s how you pull it off.
Bring 2-4 students up front and tell them you are going to play a CD that they must dance to…without stopping! Best dancer wins.
Make a CD with snippets (I’d say about 30 seconds each) of different genres of music, (at least 10), the goofier the better. Here are some ideas:
The Wiggles (children’s TV show)
Country Song (something with a lot of twang!)
Rock Song (top 40 will suffice)
Cartoon Theme Show (like Sponge Bob)
Rap/Hip Hop (make sure it’s clean)
Individuals compete against each other for the best dance composition. You can have 2-4 students compete at the same time. Judge them for who has the most creative moves, who wasted the least amount of time trying to figure out what to do, the one willing to be the goofiest, etc.
Here are a couple of rules to help you make the game a hit with your group.
1. You can’t just do the same thing the whole time. You have to change your dancing each time the music changes.
2. Once you stop dancing for more than 10 seconds, you’re out!
3. Make sure the dance moves are “acceptable” by your standards. (Announce this before you begin, or else you WILL see some “dirty” dancing.)
This is a great upfront game. Supplies needed: gummy fish, 3 REAL LIVE goldfish, 10 glasses half full of water (3 containing real goldfish, 2 with just water and 5 containing gummy fish and water—these 5 are kept hidden from the chosen victims…..er students.
Bring three students up front and show them the 5 glasses with water (3 with real goldfish and 2 with just water). Blindfold the students and instruct them to choose a glass to drink. While they are blindfolded switch the glasses to the 5 containing gummy fish and water. Option: Award a prize for the best reaction.
NOTE: This would be a great game in which to have a live video feed hooked up. At the very least, you may want to record this one for laughs!
This is a fun easy game. Pick a student with a friend at home. Ask several simple questions but make sure a couple are embarrassing. The student guesses how the friend will answer. Then call the friend and use speaker phone and the mic so everyone can hear the responses.
Just like it sounds. One person gets a banana split in their mouth while laying on a tarp and the other person delivers the ingredients while standing on a chair.
I’m pretty certain I got all of these games from The Source for Youth Ministry on their Game Pages
Also, if you have any game ideas please share. JayDee gave me a great game that almost made this weeks games. I decided to make a theme so it didn’t quite get there, but next time I’m totally playing “Egg Head.”