A go to list of youth group activities can be crucial at times. On occasion, a particular lesson may not take very long and there is still lots of time left in the meeting. Sometimes attendees need to get to know each other better. Typically, there are a number of things to do that are inexpensive, even free, and will keep people engaged and entertained.
One popular game is called two truths and a lie. Each person lists three personal statements. One of these statements is a lie. The other two are true. Participants attempt to guess which statement is not true. This is generally a simple, yet effective ice breaker.
Another excellent ice breaker is called this or that. It is also quite simple. To start off, one person lists two things. For instance, beach or mountains. Then, everyone else states one of the items, based on individual taste. The person who went first states the preference after all other participants have gone. Once this is completed, the individual sitting to the right of the person who started the game off goes until everyone has gone or time runs out.
Anyone who is another great way to get people socializing. Some preparation is needed for this game, but nothing complicated. Print off a list of statements, such as pizza is the best and cats are better than dogs. The more variety the better. Make enough copies, plus a few extra, for everyone expected to attend the meeting.
Some good examples of statements to have on this list include vanilla is better than chocolate, apples are better than bananas, and reading is a fun. Instruct all participants to speak with as many other people as possible, in order to find people who agree with as many of the statements as possible. When time is up, the winner is the person with the most items checked off the list.
Youth group activities do not have to be complicated or expensive to be both fun and effective. This can be a great way to get people socializing and good ways to open or close a meeting. Keep in mind that there are a variety of other games and things to do with participants who attend.
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