Although this game can be played anywhere, it really works well on those long youth ministry trips like summer camp and mission events. All you need to play this one is your group of students. Here’s what you do.
Put students in groups of 6. The objective for competitors is to quickly come up with something that they are “the best at” using words that begin with the same letter. For example, “I am the best at Picking Peppers.”
The game is played in rounds, and for each round, a different letter is randomly chosen and all the contestants race to spurt out what they are the best at.
Round 1 requires two words. (If the letter was “A” then “African Artwork” would qualify.)
Round 2 requires three words.
Round 3 requires four words.
Round 4 requires five words.
Round 5 requires six words.
In each round, the last person to conjure up a sentence is out. The student who is left sitting at the end of Round 5 is the winner.
NOTE: Obviously, if your group is smaller, you can use smaller sized teams. If that’s the case, use fewer rounds as well.
Idea by Adam J.
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.