This is a really easy game to play that is usually good for some laughs. Here’s how you do it.
Get the word out about this game to your students via email, text message, IM, phone calls, etc. (Text message works the best!) Tell them that all they have to do to win a great gift certificate (or CD, etc) is to bring in a prize/toy from a cereal box and present it to the judges.
On the night your youth group meets, have a panel of judges in place. Ask for 3-5 students who have brought in a cereal box prize/toy to bring it forward at this time.
They must show it to the panel of judges and to the entire crowd and explain why it is THE BEST prize for the night! They can say anything (true or untrue, doesn’t matter) as long as they keep it clean. They can make up ANYTHING about their prize/toy.
Allow the judges to vote on who has the best prize. (Give the crowd a chance to vote as well!) Give the winner the gift certificate or whatever you have chosen as the prize.
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 TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.