1.  https://yplife.org/stocking-stuffers/

Objective:

The first team who fills their stocking wins! 

Items Needed:

A stocking, spoon for each team, plus small objects such as jingle bells, wrapped candy or ping pong balls.   

How To Play:

Divide players into two teams.  One at a time team members take the spoon and place a small Christmas themed object on it (jingle bells, stars, ping pong balls), run to their stocking and place the object inside and then run back to their team and hand off the spoon to the next player. The first team who fills their stocking wins! 

2. https://yplife.org/how-do-you-measure-up/

Objective:

Get the tape measure to read 7 ft.

Items Needed:

  • Tape Measure
  • Blindfold

How To Play:

One player is blindfolded then handed a tape measure. His only task is to pull the tape out and place his finger or stop pulling exactly on the 7 foot mark. The contestant closest to the 7 foot mark is the winner! It is a super simple game so anyone can play, and the kids will love it!

3. https://yplife.org/word-fly/

Objective:

The team with the most points at the end of the game will win!

Items Needed:

  • Index cards
  • Timer (optional)

How To Play:

Before the teens arrive, write down a variety of items on index cards. Be sure to choose things that can be easily described. Some words you might consider using are: candy, kitten, tornado, cheeseburger, elephant, etc. Divide teens into two teams of equal size. Choose one person from each team to be the “contestant.” Both people will stand facing each other at the front of the room. Have a leader stand at the front and hold a timer/stopwatch. In this game, contestants will race against the clock to come up with as many descriptive words as they can to describe an animal, food, object, etc. When the game begins, the leader will put 10 seconds on the clock and then call out the word on a card. Each contestant will take turns saying one word that describes the word on the card until one contestant can no longer describe the word or time’s up. For example, if you call out “trash” one contestant would say, “smelly” and the other would say “gross,” etc. The winner of each round will be the contestant that can call out the most words to describe the word on the card before time’s up. Descriptive words must not be duplicated for the same card. The winning contestant will add one point to his or her team. Then, two more contestants will be chosen, and the next round will begin. The team with the most points at the end of the game will win!

4. https://yplife.org/hut-hut-hike/

Objective:

Get the most Toilet Paper through the hoop

Items Needed:

Toilet Paper, Hoop (Pull noodle and PVC pipe if you want | Use a basket or large trashcan they can hike it into)

How To Play:

Players have 1 minute to get as many footballs into the basket or through the hoop. One player starts hiking through their legs as a normal center would. They continue hiking until the time is expired. Then the next player goes, and whoever scores the most wins

5. https://yplife.org/the-nutstacker/

Objective:

Be the first to stack five metal nuts high

Items needed:

Metal nuts, skewers, tables

How To Play:

Each player is given five nuts a wooden skewer. Using only one hand on the skewer, stack up all of the nuts in under one minute. The first player to have the nuts stacked is the winner.

6. https://yplife.org/all-froze-up/

OBJECT:

Put the Tshirt on! Simple as that.

ITEMS NEEDED:

XL sizes or larger of frozen t-shirts

HOW TO PLAY:

Players are given a frozen t-shirt (Each t-shirt should be soaked then wrapped in a plastic shopping bag, then placed in a freezer.) The player with the t-shirt on first wins!

7. https://yplife.org/rubber-bandit/

Objective:

Knock the cups off of the opponents table.

Items needed:

Rubber bands, cups, tables

How To Play:

Two contestants are standing behind tables set at ten feet apart. 4 cups are placed on each table. The players must then knock the opponent’s cups off of the tables with rubber bands. The first player to knock the others cup off of is the winner.

8. https://yplife.org/pencil-partners/

Objective: 

Be the first player to get five pencils in the five cups

Items Needed:

Two tables, 10 cups, a lot of pencils

How To Play:

Five cups are lined up in a line across both of the tables. Both contestants are then handed 20 pencils. They must then get one pencil in all five cups.
The players must  set  their  pencils on the edge of the table and then must  flip the pencils into the cup by smacking the underside of the pencil that is hanging over the edge of the table. The player must get the pencil in the cup before they can move to the next cup. If the pencil does not go into the cup they can set the pencils on the edge of the table as before and try to flip it in again until he gets it into the cup. The first player to get a pencil in each cup is the winner.

9. https://yplife.org/ready-spaghetti/

Objective:
Be the first team to stack three cans in a pyramid form.
Items Needed:
Pop cans, raw spaghetti sticks, two to four tables tables.
How To Play:
Two teams are made up of two players each. The teams goal is to transfer the three cans of pop from one table to the other and stack them in a pyramid. The only catch is, the players are not allowed to touch the cans with any part of their bodies. The team must use the raw spaghetti sticks to transfer them by placing the sticks through the tab on the top of the can. First team done wins.

Objective:

Eat an entire bowl of mini marshmallows and drink a cup of hot chocolate in a minute.

Items Needed:

Mini Marshmallows, Hot Chocolate, Small Cups

How To Play:

Pick as many contestants as you want. Each contestant has to eat an entire bowl of mini marshmallows and drink a cup of hot chocolate in a minute. The first contestant to finish both is the winner. Make sure there is an equal amount of marshmallows in the bowls. Also make sure the hot chocolate is hot. (But not too hot!)  It is a very simple game but a lot of fun.

11. https://yplife.org/play-it-by-ear/

Objective:

The first person to place the cans in the correct order the fastest wins!

Items Needed:

16 Soda cans, 72 pennies, stopwatch

How To Play:

The game host before the game begins writes places a different amount of pennies in each can, then writes the number of pennies on the bottom of the can. each team gets eight cans. Take each can and fill it with the correct amount of pennies. Get two volunteers, each gets eight cans that are mixed up they have to put them in the right order (without looking at the bottom of course) in 30 seconds

12. https://yplife.org/apples-away/

Objective:

Be the First contestant to stack five apples on top of each other.

Items Needed:

APPLES, a table

How To Play:

Two contestants get five apples a piece. The first player to stack the five apples on top of each other is the winner. Once the apples are stacked the player may not touch them with his hand. The stack of apples has to stay stacked for 5 seconds (3 seconds if no one is winning).

13. https://yplife.org/defying-gravity/

Objective:

Be the Only Contestant Standing at the end of the buzzer!

Items Needed:

Balloons

How To Play:

Give each player three balloons. They have to keep all three balloons up in the air for a minute. They are allowed to hit other players balloons, this adds extra excitement. Do not tell them this til after a few rounds. You want to let them get used to just keeping three balloons up, then throw the added rule in.

14. https://yplife.org/water-bottle-flip/

Objective:

To be the first to land water bottle on its cap or bottom.

Items Needed:
1. Water bottles
2. 8 ft. Table

How to Play:

Each contestant picks up his water bottle and begins to flip the bottles. The first person to successfully land their bottle upright wins.
*Once contestants have won let the winners move it up a notch with two liter bottle flip*
*Once contestants have won let the winners move it up a notch with 5 gallon jugs (before you flip the 5 gal. jugs duct tape the tops tight )*

15. https://yplife.org/indoor-hockey/

Objective:
Be the team with the most points
Items Needed: 
1. use brooms (from the dollar store)
2. different size balls to play
3. Tape
4. Goals (these can be made out of pretty much anything i.e. trash cans, coolers, boxes)
How To Play: 
set up the game by putting  tape lines on the floor and make teams space out (kinda like human Foosball) this will help in avoiding people running into people. The players must stay on your team’s tape line. They  can only use their broom to push the ball. The broom is not allowed to be raised above waist level.
Objective:  Get the Cup
Items Needed: Unlimited Players, Cups
How to Play:  
Place cup between 2 contestants. 
Go back and forth with the saying “head, shoulders, knees…(the contestants are to place their hands wherever you say)…shoulders, knees, CUP” and when you say “cup” the one who grabs the cup wins, but if they brake the cup in the process they are both out. If one of the contestants touches the cup before you say “CUP”, then he is out. If they didn’t get the cup, they sit down, but if they did get the cup they need to find another partner and get ready for the next round. Once they find a partner, they place one cup between them and get ready for the leader to call “Head!” for the second round. You continue the process until there is only one person standing!
 

Objective: 

Be the contestant to catch the most cookies in your mouth in one minute.

Items Needed: 

Oreos only

How to Play:
     Twist all the Oreo cookies apart. Place the halves with the filling in a pan. Select four kids, two teams of two. Designate a kid on each team to be a “catcher” and the other to be a “masher.” The masher presses the cream side of the Oreo onto the forehead of the catcher giving it a light twist to adhere it to the catcher’s fore-head. The catcher sticks his/her tongue out and tries to catch the cookie as it falls. The masher then sticks another cookie on the catcher’s forehead. The first catcher to eat the most oreos in 1 minute wins. Pretty simple fast game.

18. https://yplife.org/cereal-race/

Objective:

Be the first team to eat all the cereal without using any hands.

Items Needed:

bowls, cereal, and spoons.

How to Play:

Place a table with 2 bowls of cereal on one side of the room or stage. Form 2 teams of 2 players each. Choose 2 of the players to be “feeders” and stand beside the table. Give them each a spoon. Have the remaining two players stand on the opposite side of the room across from their partner. These 2 are the “eaters.” On “go” the feeders must carry a spoonful of cereal to their team-mate by holding the spoon handle in their teeth. When they get to the other side, they will feed the cereal to their partner and repeat until the cereal is done. The first pair to finish their cereal wins!

19. https://yplife.org/blind-ping-pong/

Objective

Blow the ball to the other end of the table before your opponent

Items Needed

  • 2 Ping Pong balls
  • 2 Tables
  • 2 Blindfolds

How to Play

Each contestant stands at his own table, blindfolded, with a blind fold on. Each are to blow the ping pong ball to the other end of the table without the ball falling off the sides. If the ball does slip off the sides of the table it an immediate restart. First one to successfully complete the task is deemed the winner!

20. https://yplife.org/dont-lose-your-lunch/

Objective

To put all items in basket using only spoon before the other team

Items Needed

plastic fruit

kitchen spoon

plate

basket

table

How to Play: 

Using the spoon only scoop the plastic fruit up, walk (or run) down to the other end of the table and deposit the fruit in the basket.  Continue around the table to pick up another piece of fruit until everything has been moved.  Can be timed or if you have two sets two teams can race