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Complete Group Programs and Ideas for Youth Group Meetings

Group Programs and Ideas for Youth Group Meetings



On these pages you will find well-crafted group programs that mostly revolve around a certain theme. In the respective program descriptions included are in part games from the game collections, but you will also find additional brand new games. If you can adapt the program concepts to your requirements, or can even expand on them, then the next program ideas for your yearly program or camp program will be achievable.

Chocolate and Biscuits

Build a wall made from biscuits and chocolate with brilliant tasks, you’re sure to have a tasty evening.

Cocktail Party

Cocktail party in the Youth Group with some games and cocktails

Fish and Fisherman’s Party

A fishy evening with fishy games and questions. Have fun!

Hawaii beach party

In winter: The room should be decorated for summer with sun, beach, Caribbean palms, sand, deck chairs, straw mats etc.

Indoor Football Games

Games based on football themes but all games are indoor games.

The Scavenger Hunt

We call them rowing regattas, chaos games or scavenger hunts. What is it actually? In short: the kids have to look for something which is specified. This might be a theme, simply an object or a number of objects.

The Red Indian (sports hall) game

The Red Indian (sports hall) game is a catching game for the sports hall or for outdoors.

Gym exercises with a rope

„Red Beard the pirate is looking for a new crew“. Some gym exercises with a rope – not just for the sport hour.

Toilet Rally Games

The games involving toilets, toilet paper, farting and other themes can be varied. A little bit crazy.

The 4 element Olympics

The 4 element Olympics with Air – Earth – Water – Fire

Break in

This is a cooperation game for a small group with max. 8-10 players.

High point: A crazy evening

It is a crazy evening. The aim is to find out who the craziest boys are.

Bird flu ahoy

Bird flu ahoy - group games around bird flu, chickens and eggs

Art thieves in Art City

Several art thieves have robbed the town’s art museum and have stolen the pictures of various artists.

Trailer trash evening

Trailer trash evening: some situations („Bring me a beer!“), some games (burping performance and others)

Such a drama

Each drama team receives a tale and the genre, music, 3 terms and some objects which match their subject matter.

Persecution of Christians

The Christians must always keep themselves hidden and must provide the community with supplies.

Casino evening

Casino evening: All players and members of staff dress in smart clothes. The room is stylishly and nobly decorated as a casino.

Agent 00X

Since his last mission in a fight against a Mafia clan, 007 is missing without a trace and cannot be found.

Golden Eye

The aim is to find as many eggs (painted stones) as possible. Each child who goes on the egg hunt needs a number which is attached to their back.

The big Mafia family meeting

Four Mafia families rival for supremacy in Liguria. Each of the families holds the monopoly on an illegal commodity: Counterfeit money, drugs, weapons or liquor.

The vagabond evening

The vagabond evening: One week beforehand all kids are told to come in ripped and in the most scruffy clothes possible.

The world trip through the woods

Games out in the open using nature and natural materials are always a hit and an afternoon in the woods, in nature is exciting.

Roman games

Roman games: A Roman afternoon (game afternoon) for approx. 100 children

Colonising the Wild West

Colonising the Wild West: Boy’s brigade day, town game or terrain game

Baghdad Mufti Camel Rally

The Muftis from a suburb of Baghdad have decided to have a big camel rally event together.

The murder game

The interesting thing about this murder game is that it can be played over a number of days.

Pirate game

Pirate game for a large group as an adventure role play

Sporty evening

Management through socio-cultural dynamics

Show-off games

The game leader gives out a task. He now gives the player 4 choices about how well they will perform the task.

Battle of the Gideon

This is a adventure game based on the story of the calling of Gideon

Night time game

In this night time game, the following goals are the main priorities: Fair play, no violence, knightly and honourable play, team work (extinguishing a fire together, solving questions and tactics)

Nomad game

Nomad game with camels, sheikhs and many fun

Outdoor Children’s birthday party

A scavenger hunt with treasure, tasks and super adventures: exactly the right thing for an outdoor children’s birthday party for children between 6-12 years.

Royal night time game

This is a smuggling game at night with glow sticks, soldiers, a king and queen, smugglers and a kingdom which should become larger.

The Hulaboing - Expedition

The expedition teams must collect as much Hulaboing as possible. This is a mysterious Extreme- Survival-Food and a dream for every survival fan.

Two suitcases full of bibles

A role play evening for seminars and camps

Star Trek terrain game

This Star Trek terrain game was played with 400 boy scouts.

Detection

The kids are now told that they will be split into teams. They will be trained up as detectives at the police academy.

The plague animomasti

The plague animomasti is a horror-action scenario for a creepy evening program

The settlers

The basic principle of this settlers game is a station run.

Biblical adventure game

Biblical adventure game based on “A dead girl and a sick woman”

Pirate game

Outdoor terrain game: Island natives and pirates

The Greeks and the Temple of Athen

The aim of the game and the group’s job is to find the Greek treasure and to earn enough money for the renovation or new build of Jupiter’s temple.

Asterix and Obelix

An adventure and role play game: Asterix and Obelix and the magic potion

Safari Games

20 crazy action games in the jungle

Chestnuts – an outdoor terrain game

Chestnuts – an outdoor terrain game for autumn. The aim of the game is to collect as many gold shaving (wood chips) in Bucket as possible.

A new year begins…

The kids are welcomed to the first group session of the year. You can make reference to the previous year as well as coming year.

Hard nuts – an evening with nuts

When the nuts and almonds are ripe in autumn, you can easily turn them into a group session with nuts, almonds and even chestnuts.

Gladiator games

In this gladiator game used as a group game, 4 teams fight against each other.

Discharge papers

Salvation was a central theme in the middle ages. The people in those days were scared of purgatory and hell and did their best to make sure they would not land there.

World trip

The groups must make money to finance the world trip. A little profit should also be made. The game is lost when the world trip can no longer be paid for.

The lively board game

The "lively board game" is a combination of dice games, movement games, action games and a quiz.

Getting to know you games

Getting to know you games and surprise games: with and without Kinder eggs

Ideas for valentines day

This chapter deals with games and events which all have something to do with the subject of love and romance. In preparation for this session, you could send each visitor a valentines card with the details about the session.

Feelings and Emotions

The aim of this evening is make the children aware of the feelings they experience and to help them keep their feelings under control.

Banana Joe | An evening with bananas

Games and ideas with bananas. A theme evening with a message for young people.

The ultimate winter beach party

Everyone receives a written invitation for entry to the party: A list of requirements is given (e.g. Hawaiian shirt, bathing suit, shorts, flip flops, beach mat, diving mask, beach hat, sunglasses)

Bible quiz

Bible quiz: 100 biblical quiz questions with 4 difficulty levels

Who is who?

Pieces of paper with biblical scenes are stuck to trees or spread out in the rooms. They must find out who is pictured and note down their name next to relevant letter on the answer sheet.

Iron Man

The group is presented with 3 areas of discipline from which they must choose 2, which means that 1 area of discipline can be de-elected or the worst area can be crossed of by the leader at the end. Then they would be tested and judged in all three categories.

Indoor house game

This group game is a mixture between a treasure hunt and scavenger hunt and is suitable for small groups (described here for groups of 5 children) and is an indoor alternative to a scavenger hunt.

Jeopardy

This quiz game is based on the famous TV show „Jeopardy“. Two teams play against each other.

“Youth Research”

Youth Research: The motto of the whole evening is: What happens when...? This motto is presented with different experiments and presentations.

Christian pursuit in old Rome

The holy house of the early Christians (a cave or grotto) has been discovered by the Romans and robbed. The problem is that they want to celebrate a holy mass on that evening.

Ministrants-Outburst

In the game “Outburst” the aim is to find the 5 words listed below when the clue/keyword is called out. 2 groups play against each other.

Bingo-Quiz

Bingo-Quiz is a cross between a game of bingo and a quiz with certain categories and is a game for two teams

Grand prix

Grand prix: Questions, questions, questions

The large black book

We present the bible to the kids, try to find out what they already know and show them how the bible is still relevant to our lives today. This happens with games, quizzes and "talks".

Harry Potter Day

On the Harry Potter Day the children will be transported into a fantasy world which should be similar to the world in which „Harry Potter“ lives.

Terrain game – cathedral building

We find ourselves in the middle ages, to be more precise, we find ourselves in Northern Italy. There has been a heavy earthquake in Assisi and elsewhere and many towns have been destroyed.

Terrain game: The wild wood

The wild wood“ by Tonke Dragt. Different knight games were integrated into this story.

Gruesome game and detective game

Gruesome game and detective game: Viktor Frankenstein wants to create the perfect human from dead body parts. Eight people disappear without a trace in a small village in Denmark.

Action-Memory

Action-Memory is a mixture of Memory, Sagaland and Cluedo and can be played with 5-10 children.

Large group game – The Connecting Game

Large group game – The Connecting Game. We played this game within different youth camps afternoons with between 200 and 2000 participants.

FANTASY GAME: Christmas is cancelled!

What a shock... the radio and television stations have not been talking about anything else for days now. The whole world is holding it’s breath. What has happened? Father Christmas has turned to the press with an explanation. He has said that the Christmas festivities will have to be cancelled this year.

The difficult land purchase

You are members of your club and on the search for a suitable place for the tents for a youth camp.

The train game: „On the old railroad“

The boys must find “gold” and “coal” hidden within the house (hide enough at the beginning of the game or keep hiding new supplies during the “train stations games”). They can buy “railway tracks” with this.

The Final Countdown

This terrain game "The Final Countdown" is a game which has been superbly developed by a ministrant group from Austria. Contents: A bomb is hidden in the quarter. With the help of the "Special Forces" (=armed forces =members of staff) it must be located and defused.

The Final Countdown (Variation)

This entry was sent in and is a variation on the original version of the daytime terrain game - The Final Countdown.

Time travel

Imagine that you on a journey back in time and you land in the stone ages on a village square with lots of people. You walk around, do not touch anyone but just look around carefully....

The opening gala for the football World Cup

An evening with lots of games from different countries all surrounding the football world cup and the possibility for an evangelical message.

Detective games for a children’s birthday party

This detective game was sent in and it was played and tested at a children’s birthday party with approx. 10 children (approx. 7 years old).

Treasure hunt for a children’s birthday party

We are the wild pirates and are being followed by soldiers for our terrible deeds. A whirlwind took hold of our ship, lifted it from the sea and carried it across space and time to this place. We are stranded and have landed in the middle of Wangener woods. The ship is damaged, the booty is heavy and the soldiers were close. We could not take everything with us. We buried the treasure - you can look for it - it is still there to this day!"

The big race | Bike rally

4 teams manoeuvre their way around a course with a bike through the surrounding area. On the way around the course the teams must prove their rally skills at the different stations.

Island in the Sun

We are on board of a huge sailing ship, background noise (A sinking ship from an mp3 track, the volume at full blast), the timberwork creaks violently and the storm rages. We hit a reef, the ship sinks and we have to save ourselves with our last ounce of strength.

Bridge Game

You need: a game plan, questions (and a few replacement questions), pencils in different colours. Target: for each field they get one point. However: if three fields are connected (a bridge) you get five extra points.

Game of life

Game of life gives you the chance to go through a whole life in one day. At each station you are confronted with different life situations, where you have to make a decision. It is important to know that all your decisions have consequences for your “life”.

Election Day

Elections are pending. Different parties apply for the position; they present their election manifesto and hold a press conference.

The skirmish in 2 PACt Land

The skirmish in 2 PACt Land: The title is just a play on words! It is based on the role play game for PC, “Heroes”! Several weeks of work were put into this program and it was a complete success but very complex!

2nd Life

Second Life: The aim of the game is to achieve fame, wealth and to gain honour.

Easter egg hunt and quiz game

Easter egg hunt and quiz game: Different coloured paper eggs with tasks and quiz questions are hidden in the playing area. These eggs must be found and the tasks must be performed or the questions answered.

Vivaldis Four Seasons

Vivaldis Four Seasons: some parachute games. The respective music is played for the individual seasons/games. The players try to incorporate the melody and rhythm in the game with the cloth / parachute.

Parachute Cloth Olympics

Cloth Olympics with various blankets, cloth, bed sheets or a parachute.

Ice Breaker Show

With the show the ‘ice’ should be broken (primarily on the first evening) i.e. the children should get to know one another and the leaders better. In doing so, above anything else, inhibitions should be reduced.

Multi Media Rally

Multi Media Rally: Action packed group game, in which the aim is to compile a 14 digit telephone number in the shortest possible time

Hut Construction

In the context of a work group or a club i.e. within an extended session, build a hut in the forest

Mister X

A brilliant group game played over a period of time. Detective groups search for the ominous Mister X.

The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose is an exciting action packed fantasy game, with costumes, a medieval atmosphere and no losers.

Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt Game is focussed on activity where participants move from one point to another other. The aim of all the running around is, aside from each group obtaining the best possible score, a prize that beckons to everyone i.e. treasure.

Camp Tower

Camp towers are camp attractions. An approx. 6-15m high camp tower can be built from long wooden poles in 1-2 days. Building such a tower is not always a safe thing to do and requires special attention throughout the camp period.

Strategy

The classic among outdoor games: strategy, movement and group battle together.

Clever running game

Clever running game: skills, speed, creativity, problem solution techniques are required and promoted.

Pizza Show

Pizza Show: spectacular evening show for children and youth groups in which a pair of candidates have a chance at the main prize at the end such as an invitation to the local pizzeria instead of eating in camp.

Typical woman | Typical man

Typical woman or typical man: let the kids to think about what makes a typical man or a typical woman and try to show this with photographs.

Christmas bakery

During the Advent season a feature point of the schedule is the „Christmas Bakery”. These are just a few suggestions of many more ideas. Basler Leckerli is one of my favourite biscuit types to make during Christmas.

Baking and Cooking

Baking and Cooking with the youths


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