This “mystery box” cooking competition doesn’t actually eliminate any teams….or involve any cooking.  But we had a blast!  Teams were assigned to create one dessert and one non-dessert with their items. When asked if they had to use every item, we said it could be worth extra points. Box 1–Strawberries, banana bread, 1 can beans,…

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1. Split kids up into groups of 4 or 5 depending on size of the group. 2. You have to make sure you have drivers for this activity like folks in the church or staff to drive. 3. You have to have 5 envelopes for each team and you have the teens bring 5 bucks.…

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Escape rooms are all the rage right now! For the uninitiated, an escape room is a themed room in which teams have exactly one hour in which they must work collaboratively to solve puzzles and riddles that will ultimately lead to their escape out of a locked room. What youth pastor doesn’t want to lock…

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Objective: Find the Clues and Solve the “Murder” Items needed: A List of Places: Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Ballroom, Conservatory, Billiard Room, Library, Study A List of Weapons: Knife, Candlestick, Revolver, Rope, Lead Pipe, Wrench A List of Suspects: Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. Scarlet, Mrs. White NOTE: These are…

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RULES: Obey speed limit and traffic rules!!! All but one person (The one taking the pic) in your group must be in every picture. You cannot take more than one picture at a location. You MAY NOT use the internet in any of your pictures Return on time. Teams will be heavily penalized for every minute that they are late.…

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This Game is great for any time frame. I recommend two hours if you plan on giving a devotional and/or serving food (teens always love snacks). Divide everyone up into two teams. This activity works better as co-ed teams than guys vs girls (There is no game listed that requires physical contact, but I do…

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 / Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:1 Introduction: We as Youth Leaders get the awesome privilege to plan and produce activities for our teens. Think about it, part of your job description as a youth leader is to plan things that are fun and exciting, how awesome is that! I chose Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 as our text because…

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This is an activity that we did six years ago and are planning to do in September. Recently we had a Teen Department reunion and many of our graduated teenagers mentioned this as their favorite activity. I hope it helps. Enjoy! Items Needed: 1 Couch Per team Objective: To take as many different pictures with…

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1. Be excited about going to camp. 2. Begin announcing about camp early. 3. Talk to them personally about going to camp. 4. Talk about the fun things at camp. 5. Have work projects for them to earn their way. It will always mean more and build the excitement when they have to work for…

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