Chef’s Hat (game)

Materials: Paper Bags (one per player)

Instructions: Paper bags are fitted loosely over the head of each player (if needed, use staples to size the bag’s opening). Players must attempt to knock off their opponents’ bags with open hands, but will be disqualified if they touch their own. Game may be played within a pre-determined area.

Lesson Themes: ?

Source: Awana Youth Association

Time Bomb (game)

Materials: Ball

Instructions: Players stand in a circle and throw a ball (the “bomb”) to each other. If the ball is dropped then the bomb is “activated” and it starts a countdown from 10 to explosion. Once the countdown has started, it cannot be stopped and the players must continue to throw the ball to one another. Whoever has the ball when it explodes is out of the game. Keep repeating this process until you are left with a winner – the last player standing.

Lesson Themes: ?


Sticks and Spoons (game)

Materials: 4-Foot Sticks, Spoons, Bag of Marbles (50+), Styrofoam Cups, Chairs

Instructions: Using only sticks with spoons taped to the end, students must attempt putting as many marbles in their cup as possible. Arrange chairs (one per player) in a circle facing inwards, and everyone begins the game seated. The bag of marbles get scattered within the circle. The object of the game is to scoop as many marbles into the cups, using only their spoon-sticks. The cups must remain on the floor at all times and can only be moved using the spoon-sticks. Play the game for about five minutes or until all marbles are collected. The student with the most marbles in his or her cup wins.

Lesson Themes: ?


Dirty Mouth (game)

Material: Two Tubes of Inexpensive Toothpaste

Players: 2+ (teams)

Instructions: Divide students in two teams. To win, a team must squirt all their toothpaste out and then attempt to put it all back in the tube using only their hands. It’s not actually possible, by the way, but they’ll have some fun in the process and this game works well as an illustration (see below).

Lesson Themes: Hurtful Words (James 3:2-12), Consequences of Sin

Source:, submitted by Christian Radio Station