Milli Vanilli look out!
Yes- it's the age-old lip sync contest! We promoted the event like a talent show, inviting students to come prepared to lip sync and act out a song. Careful screening was necessary (and announced on the flyer) to keep music appropriate. After each group had performed their lip sync, our panel of judges selected the top 5 acts, then spun the wheel to select a song they had to perform on the spot. Fun times!
For prizes, we recycled old trophies from a thrift store. Between rounds of performances I gave a short talk centered around who students choose as role models (who we choose to imitate, like lip sync).
Owen Sallee, Youth Pastor, International Youth Fellowship, Seattle, WA
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.