Games & Icebreakers, Sick And Twisted Games, Up-Front Games

Bobbing For Bananas


This game works best in a church with a baptistry that you’ve filled with milk and the bananas are sunk at the bottom 4 feet down! (I was young when I did this, so don’t email me if you’re offended by this!)

You can use a bathtub or one of those bigger baby pools too, but a 4-foot baptistry is best! (Use powdered milk to save money.)

We had a camera at the entrance to the baptistry, interviewing each “bobber” as they disappeared into the 50-gallon tank for what seemed like minutes before emerging with a banana in their mouth.

Great fun – I did it in 1988, and they’re still talking about it!

Also, see Bobbing for Apples in Baked Beans (Click Here).


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. kvisa
    December 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

    that's a lot of milk.

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