Do you have any games for 'small' youth groups?
I have a small junior youth group and we always run out of games to play. Can you help? There are about 5 people on a small night and 15 on a good night. Please help???
Chad Alexander, Maple Ridge, Canada
Thanks for e-mailing me and allowing me to MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF YOU!!! 🙂
First- you're not alone. I get TONS of e-mails from people whining … did I say that out loud? I meant . . . I get TONS of e-mails from people asking me for small games, claiming that I don't have games for small groups. Don't worry. I'm not taking it personal or anything … you big poopypants!!! Some people like to just have their hand held.
Seriously, I don't know what most people call SMALL, but when I started- I had 7 kids and I played games from my list. My numbers grew and I adjusted accordingly.
There are TONS of games on my game list that work for smaller groups. I just clicked on my ANYWHERE GAMES page (which, by the way was called GAMES FOR SMALL FACILITIES on my old Jonathan's Resources Page) and found a TON of games for smaller groups. Don't believe me? I'll list some off that page:
- ALPHABET SOUP
ANKLE BALLOON POP
BABY FOOD/HOT POTATO WITH A TWIST
BACK TO BACK
BANANA DRESS UP
BATTLE OF THE BAGELS
BOBBING FOR WORMS
BUILD YOUR OWN SNOWMAN
BUBBLE GUM SCULPTURE
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; 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.