Like a mall man hunt but with a twist!
Have ten members from your church that all the teens would recognize dress up as elderly people, punks, bikers, business people- anything really except what they would usually wear and look like!
Take a “Where's Waldo” book and copy the front cover to card stock then cut it up puzzle style (use a different color for different teams- 6 in a team is a good number) and give each of your ten “under cover” church members the same piece of every puzzle (they should each have a bunch of identical pieces but on different color card stock)
Have your people with the game pieces distributed throughout a mall. Give the teens a list with vague descriptions of the characters they are to locate- assign each team a color and send them out to find the adults to collect their puzzle
First team to complete the Waldo puzzle wins!
We have a drama teacher on youth staff and he did everyone's make up (age, wrinkles etc.) changed peoples hair color, provided costumes, some even got beards!
Added by Christopher Charles Cole
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.