Hey Youth, Youth Ministers, and adults!!!
Ever had those moments when you can’t find a game to transition to after a deep reflection or serious discussions? Well, look no further. The Office of Youth Ministry will be offering weekly helpful suggestions for you and your youth to participate in active and fun games!
Ooga Booga and Toe Fencing!
You do need minimal materials for this game. You need two chairs and a wet rag. Basically what happens is you grab one person that has never played or seen the game before and have them sit in one chair. A better suggestion is to take 2 or 3 kids out of the room while you prepare the chairs and rag, and then bring them in one at a time. This creates some jitters, but they enjoy the experience much more.
The person leading the game sits in the second chair, which should be placed across from them. It is sort of like a "Simon Says" game. The person leading does something and the person following has to mirror the actions and sounds that the leader makes.
It really doesn’t matter what you do for actions. The goal is to get the person standing and sitting. Then after a short while you have a third person get an extremely damp rag and place it on the seat of the person repeating the actions (not the leader). When they sit down, their bottom gets extremely wet and that is the end of the game. And at this point, the person sitting on the damp rag may not even notice that their seat is wet.
You can learn more about this game at this page.
Two individuals are facing each other with their arms on the other person’s shoulders. The object of this game is to tap your opponent’s feet three times. After a person has been “tapped out,” the winner moves on to the next player until there is one person remaining. This game is best played in an open space indoor or outside. I would suggest pairing individuals by size and height for precautions. Here is a video demonstration from Ultimate Camp Resources: