Buy some hair gel, face paints, hair colour, makeup etc. and let them lose.
We have tried this at least twice, and the lads like it just as much as the lasses!
The aim of this game is to be the first person to draw a whole 'Beetle'.
To do this, each player will need a pen and piece of paper ( or the proper gaming cards ).
When we play the game, we seat four at a table.
Each table need a dice.
The Beetle has 14 parts which are designated to the following numbers of the dice :
||1. The head
2. The Body
3. A Feeler
4. An Eye
5. A Wing
6. A Leg
Each part must be thrown separately, for example, a "5" for each wind, a
"6" for each leg etc.
Each part of the body scores 1 point.
When a player draws a whole 'Beetle', they must shout 'Beetle'!
At this point everybody stops and adds up there score.
The pair with the highest score, move to a different table.
After about ten or so rounds, stop and add up all your scores, and you should have a
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Over the years we have tried this a number of times and it has always proved to be a
We used a local farmers field, where we would build a big fire, cook some sausages and camp out under the stars.
For shelter we would use ground sheets and wind breaks etc. If it rained, we would go and stay in the farmers barn.
A few obvious ideas :
You can buy boards for etching pictures from most good craft shops
If you have lots of old cloths, why not put-on a fashion show?
This is something we hope to try in the near future.
You can jazz it up a bit by using fake blood etc.
Organise a treasure hunt around the town/village.
You can buy Fymo ( a bit like modelling clay that you bake in the oven ) from most good craft shops
Organise team games roughly based on the TV show.
For example, quiz, puzzles, physical games....
Make a mask of a lion, ape, your friend.........
Here are some suggestions :
Give each youth a list of items that they have to collect within a hour, For example :
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Camp down in the village hall. Get some videos, games, food. Great fun!
Place a long piece of plastic on a slope, cover it with washing up liquid and water and you've got yourself a miniature water slide!
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Note : Before doing this, check that nobody has a allergic reaction to washing up liquid
Use an OHP to project a picture onto a large 'window size' piece of paper.
Trace around the image, and then colour it in with pastel's.
Stick the picture on the window.
Water team games :
- Water race (team game) : each team has to transfer a measure of water from bowl A to bowl B using a container full of holes. One team with the most water in bowl B wins
- Water bombs (balloons)
- Dodge Ball: Mark out the circle using ice-cream buckets or whatever. In each place a sponge. Everyone gets in the circle except one person. He/she throws sponges trying to knock people out. The sponge is dead after touching the ground. When a person is knocked out they may join in the massacre. (found this one on alt.religion.youth-ministry)
- Balloon race (team game) : fill up party balloons, a cup or two of water. Then the relay begins. The person carries the balloon between their legs, no hands allowed and waddles to a chair, then has to pop the balloon on the chair by sitting on it and then run back. First team to finish wins. (found this one on alt.religion.youth-ministry)
Organise a games night based on the Guinness book of records.
In teams, build giant sand castles on the beach. The last one to be washed away by the sea wins.
Organise a weekend away! As well as going to Fort Rocky, we've organised several of our own weekends away. Here are some of the plans:
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