Go to your local pet store and buy a bunch of live crickets before your event. Ask for volunteers before you reveal the game. Each victim (I mean contestant) reaches into the container of crickets and pulls out one at a time and pops the live cricket into their mouth. The object is to spit the cricket into their bucket, which is placed several feet away. This is a timed event. When the time runs out, the person with the most crickets in the bucket is the winner. We usually give the winner a prize and all contestants are given mouthwash.

Supplies Needed:
Two buckets
Live crickets in a container
A prize for the winner


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. Ben Shain
    October 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Any game that includes putting a live animal into a mouth of a teenager is a winnner.

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