YPGames

Exciting Brand New Games For Your Youth Group

Ratted Out
May 4th, 2022
OBJECTIVE:Teams: Build the tallest tower.RAT: Dont Get CAUGHT, and successfully sabotage the other teams tower.ITEMS NEEDED:3x5 cards, Table, Uncooked spaghetti noodles, Marshmallows, PRIZESHOW TO PLAY:Two teams of 6 compete at the same time to build the tallest tower in the time limit. Call 12 people up to the front. Then hand each a 3x5 card and tell them not to show anyone else the card. If the...
Solo Slide
April 27th, 2022
OBJECTIVE:Be the first team to score!ITEMS NEEDED:Solo Cups, Table, TapeSetup: Tape 1 solo cup off of each end of the table. Tape it to where something can fall into the cupHOW TO PLAY:The two teams of 6 play. Each player is given a solo cup. Each team's goal is to slide the cup down the table to the other side and into the cup that is taped to the side of the table. One team slides their cup then...
Where’s My Water
April 21st, 2022
OBJECTIVE:Be the first to get your water to the poolITEMS NEEDED:4 kiddy pools, 2 hoses, slight hillHOW TO PLAY:The two teams of four play head to head. Each team has two pools and one hose. One pool is set up the hill the other pool is far enough away that the hose can reach from one pool to the other. The hose is wound up in between the teams two pools. Each teams starts behind the pool that has...
Strawless Relay
April 21st, 2022
Objective:To break the ice for people to get to know each other.Items needed:one drinking straw for every personHow to play:Have the group sit in a circle so everyone is facing each other and have them place one end of the straw in their mouth. Have everyone start at the same time to try to move the straw from one end to the other and back again without using their hands. They can only move it wit...
Chopped
April 20th, 2022
Objective:Get the highest score by the judges for what you have createdItems Needed:Baskets (Large Bowls),Random food items (same random items for each team List at bottom of article)Kitchen Items per team (spoons\knives\forks, mixing bowls, Toothpicks etc.)An Assortment Of Food Items Teams Can Use Every Round - peppers, onions, sprinkles, frosting, butter, etc. as much or little as you wantA Plat...
Defense Wins Championships.
April 13th, 2022
Objective:Score the most pointsItems needed:Basketball, court, broom, a pool noodle, squirt gun (loaded with water), and a pillow.How to Play:Each team will be given five minutes to try to score against the oddly constructed defense. The team who can score the most in their offensive period wins. Whoever is on offense for that period will have 5 players on the court while the defense will have onl...
The Shark Tank
April 6th, 2022
Objective:Have the most wealth by the end of the game (not actual money)Items Needed:People, Pictures of Random\Funny\Weird\Outlandish ProductsPrep For The Game:You will need a list and pictures of products that your teenagers can invest in and you will need a lot of random products. (ie - Chicken arms, Rubber Chicken Purse, Self Stirring Cup, Atomic Bomb Lamp, Bacon Lip Balm, etc.)You will need t...
Dunk Contest
March 31st, 2022
Objective:Get the most chocolate on your doughnutItems Needed:Blindfolds, Doughnuts, String\Yarn, Sticks (broomsticks\poles\etc.), Bowls, Chocolate syrup, Table.How To Play: This game takes only a little prep! Cut yarn strands about three feet long and then tie them to the end of the poles. Place three bowls on an 8ft table filled with chocolate. Three people play the game. They are each given a p...
Pick Up Your Mess
March 11th, 2022
Objective:Get the most points while trying to stop the other team from scoringItems Needed:40 Solo CupsHow To Play:*** This is a guys on guys\girls on girls game!Divide the play area into two sides. Then give each team 20 cups. There will be two teams of three people. Each team sets all 20 of their cups spaced apart on their side top down. When both teams have set their cups the YP can start the r...
Lemon Lines
March 8th, 2022
Objective:Get your lemon across the finish line by using a pencil or Popsicle stick.Items Needed:1 Whole Lemon Per Team, 1 Pencil or Popsicle Stick Per TeamHow to Play:Set up a finish line 10-15 feet away from the line of players. On the signal, the first player from each team will begin rolling their lemons toward the finish line using ONLY a pencil or a Popsicle stick. The first player to the fi...
Traveling Ping-Pong Ball
March 7th, 2022
Objective:Move the ping-pong balls from one bowl to anotherItems Needed:Package of ping-pong balls, plastic straws, plastic bowlsHow to Play:Take a package of ping-pong balls and put them in a bowl. Give each contestant a straw and an additional bowl. Using only the straw, have the contestants transfer the balls from one bowl another by suction  through the straw. First person to complete wins!** ...
Musical Statues
February 1st, 2022
Objective:Be the last team standingItems Needed:People, a list of things to act\poseHow To Play:Divide the youth group into teams of two people. Guys with guys and girls with girls. Once they have paired off the contest begins. This game is meant to be a fun ice breaker. Once you say go the music starts (someone starts playing the piano or you hum\whistle). When the music stops the MC shouts out a...
Who's Pulling The Strings?
January 19th, 2022
Objective:Get your team to guess the correct answerItems Needed:List of things to act outHow To Play:Divide your youth group into two teams. Each team sends up two people. They must stand in front of their team and if possible out of sight of the other team's guessers (That way the teams have to look at their actors and not get help by looking at the other teams actors). One of the two players on ...
Balloon Volleyball
January 1st, 2022
Objective:To have the least amount of balloons on your side when the time ends.Items Needed:Balloons, *OPTIONAL* A Large tarp or plastic sheet to form a net\barrier between the sides. You can just have no barrier except an invisible line down the middle of the room between the two teams both work.How to Play:Blow up as many balloons as you want and divide them evenly between the two teams. Each te...
It's A Wrap
December 15th, 2021
Objective:Be the team with the best wrapped present at the end of the timer.Items Needed:Table(s), wrapping paper, scissors, tape, smaller boxes, small items to be the presents, bows, ribbon.How to Play:Teams of two are called up to the stage behind the table. Only two teams per table so you can play with more than two teams but you will need more tables. Each teams has set before them all the ite...
Christmas Cards
December 8th, 2021
Objective:Score the most points by guessing what your team is acting outItems Needed:3x5 CardsPrep Time:5-15 minutesDirections: Write down on each 3x5 a different word or phrase to do with Christmas. You will want to at least have 20 different things written down - one on each 3x5. Divide the youth group into two teams. One player from each team stands in front of their team - this is the guesser....
Stocking Stuffer
December 2nd, 2021
Objective:The first team who fills their stocking wins!Items Needed:Stockings, spoon for each team, plus small objects such as jingle bells, smaller wrapped candy, larger wrapped candy, and one larger item per team(like a small nerf football or something that would be hard to pass with the spoons but not impossible)Directions:Divide players into as many teams as you have stockings. Each player get...
Sculptures
November 10th, 2021
Objective:Get your team to guess the sculpture in the least amount of timeItems needed:List of things to sculpt, Playdoh, TableDirections:Each contestant is given a thing of playdoh, because they will be the sculptor that round for their team. The sculptors are then given the same word and have to try to get their team to guess by sculpting that word. Try to separate the teams enough to where the ...
A String Of Surprises
November 3rd, 2021
Objective:Pull the string with the prizes, but be careful you may get a surprise!Items needed:Prizes (some cash, snacks, etc.), String, Plate, Tape, Solo Cup Whipped Cream, Scissors,Directions:Setup: this takes a few minutes to setupCut the bottom of the solo cup halfway off then put it on the table with the cut bottom side up. Cut one piece of string per plate you have for the round. Tape one end...
The Leaf Blower
October 28th, 2021
Objective:Get your leaf to the finish lineItems needed:Straws, Leaves, TablesDirections:For this game you can play 4 players per table. Each Player is given a straw and a leaf. Using only the air that they blow through the straw the player must blow the leaf from one end of the table to the other. If the leaf falls off of the table on the side the player must start OVER at the beginning! Whoever r...
Ratted Out
May 4th, 2022
OBJECTIVE:Teams: Build the tallest tower.RAT: Dont Get CAUGHT, and successfully sabotage the other teams tower.ITEMS NEEDED:3x5 cards, Table, Uncooked spaghetti noodles, Marshmallows, PRIZESHOW TO PLAY:Two teams of 6 compete at the same time to build the tallest tower in the time limit. Call 12 people up to the front. Then hand each a 3x5 card and tell them not to show anyone else the card. If the...
Solo Slide
April 27th, 2022
OBJECTIVE:Be the first team to score!ITEMS NEEDED:Solo Cups, Table, TapeSetup: Tape 1 solo cup off of each end of the table. Tape it to where something can fall into the cupHOW TO PLAY:The two teams of 6 play. Each player is given a solo cup. Each team's goal is to slide the cup down the table to the other side and into the cup that is taped to the side of the table. One team slides their cup then...
Where’s My Water
April 21st, 2022
OBJECTIVE:Be the first to get your water to the poolITEMS NEEDED:4 kiddy pools, 2 hoses, slight hillHOW TO PLAY:The two teams of four play head to head. Each team has two pools and one hose. One pool is set up the hill the other pool is far enough away that the hose can reach from one pool to the other. The hose is wound up in between the teams two pools. Each teams starts behind the pool that has...
Strawless Relay
April 21st, 2022
Objective:To break the ice for people to get to know each other.Items needed:one drinking straw for every personHow to play:Have the group sit in a circle so everyone is facing each other and have them place one end of the straw in their mouth. Have everyone start at the same time to try to move the straw from one end to the other and back again without using their hands. They can only move it wit...
Chopped
April 20th, 2022
Objective:Get the highest score by the judges for what you have createdItems Needed:Baskets (Large Bowls),Random food items (same random items for each team List at bottom of article)Kitchen Items per team (spoons\knives\forks, mixing bowls, Toothpicks etc.)An Assortment Of Food Items Teams Can Use Every Round - peppers, onions, sprinkles, frosting, butter, etc. as much or little as you wantA Plat...
Defense Wins Championships.
April 13th, 2022
Objective:Score the most pointsItems needed:Basketball, court, broom, a pool noodle, squirt gun (loaded with water), and a pillow.How to Play:Each team will be given five minutes to try to score against the oddly constructed defense. The team who can score the most in their offensive period wins. Whoever is on offense for that period will have 5 players on the court while the defense will have onl...
The Shark Tank
April 6th, 2022
Objective:Have the most wealth by the end of the game (not actual money)Items Needed:People, Pictures of Random\Funny\Weird\Outlandish ProductsPrep For The Game:You will need a list and pictures of products that your teenagers can invest in and you will need a lot of random products. (ie - Chicken arms, Rubber Chicken Purse, Self Stirring Cup, Atomic Bomb Lamp, Bacon Lip Balm, etc.)You will need t...
Dunk Contest
March 31st, 2022
Objective:Get the most chocolate on your doughnutItems Needed:Blindfolds, Doughnuts, String\Yarn, Sticks (broomsticks\poles\etc.), Bowls, Chocolate syrup, Table.How To Play: This game takes only a little prep! Cut yarn strands about three feet long and then tie them to the end of the poles. Place three bowls on an 8ft table filled with chocolate. Three people play the game. They are each given a p...
Pick Up Your Mess
March 11th, 2022
Objective:Get the most points while trying to stop the other team from scoringItems Needed:40 Solo CupsHow To Play:*** This is a guys on guys\girls on girls game!Divide the play area into two sides. Then give each team 20 cups. There will be two teams of three people. Each team sets all 20 of their cups spaced apart on their side top down. When both teams have set their cups the YP can start the r...
Lemon Lines
March 8th, 2022
Objective:Get your lemon across the finish line by using a pencil or Popsicle stick.Items Needed:1 Whole Lemon Per Team, 1 Pencil or Popsicle Stick Per TeamHow to Play:Set up a finish line 10-15 feet away from the line of players. On the signal, the first player from each team will begin rolling their lemons toward the finish line using ONLY a pencil or a Popsicle stick. The first player to the fi...
Traveling Ping-Pong Ball
March 7th, 2022
Objective:Move the ping-pong balls from one bowl to anotherItems Needed:Package of ping-pong balls, plastic straws, plastic bowlsHow to Play:Take a package of ping-pong balls and put them in a bowl. Give each contestant a straw and an additional bowl. Using only the straw, have the contestants transfer the balls from one bowl another by suction  through the straw. First person to complete wins!** ...
Musical Statues
February 1st, 2022
Objective:Be the last team standingItems Needed:People, a list of things to act\poseHow To Play:Divide the youth group into teams of two people. Guys with guys and girls with girls. Once they have paired off the contest begins. This game is meant to be a fun ice breaker. Once you say go the music starts (someone starts playing the piano or you hum\whistle). When the music stops the MC shouts out a...
Who's Pulling The Strings?
January 19th, 2022
Objective:Get your team to guess the correct answerItems Needed:List of things to act outHow To Play:Divide your youth group into two teams. Each team sends up two people. They must stand in front of their team and if possible out of sight of the other team's guessers (That way the teams have to look at their actors and not get help by looking at the other teams actors). One of the two players on ...
Balloon Volleyball
January 1st, 2022
Objective:To have the least amount of balloons on your side when the time ends.Items Needed:Balloons, *OPTIONAL* A Large tarp or plastic sheet to form a net\barrier between the sides. You can just have no barrier except an invisible line down the middle of the room between the two teams both work.How to Play:Blow up as many balloons as you want and divide them evenly between the two teams. Each te...
It's A Wrap
December 15th, 2021
Objective:Be the team with the best wrapped present at the end of the timer.Items Needed:Table(s), wrapping paper, scissors, tape, smaller boxes, small items to be the presents, bows, ribbon.How to Play:Teams of two are called up to the stage behind the table. Only two teams per table so you can play with more than two teams but you will need more tables. Each teams has set before them all the ite...