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  • YPM-INM-AC-2017
  • tsir-ypm-2017
  • morgan
  • youth-2017-2
  • YSF-2017-change-challenge
  • YPM-INM-AC-2017

Things You Will Need
Candy in wrappers

How to Play
I’ve played this game many times with great success.

Give each member a few sweets (in wrappers), 4 or 5 should do. They should not eat the sweets. On your signal, members are to interact with each other. The catch is to try and get others to answer “yes”, “no” or “I don’t know” to any question you may ask them. If someone answers with any of these, they have to hand over one of their sweets to you.

Soon everyone will figure out how the game is played and the cunning guys or gals will succeed. I like to get them going by giving the signal to start, and then asking : Do you guys want me to play along?
(or some other question). Without fail, most will shout “Yes!”. I then collect sweets from all of them.

There will also be disputes amongst 2 players as to the handing over of sweets, but there always tend to be enough eye-witnesses to say who should actually win sweets. Or you can just catch them off-guard and ask: Did he/she get you to lose a sweet? If they answer yes or no, they lose a sweet to you.

At the end of the game (you decide when this is, usually 10 minutes is enough), those who managed to lose all their sweets are to entertain the rest by singing a silly song with actions, or something to that effect.

That’s a Sweet Answer! - PDF

Things You Will Need
Some paper and pens or pencilsl

How to Play
This is a good “bluffer’s” game. Each person in the group writes answers to 4 questions. 3 of the answers are to be true and one is to be a lie. The following are some suggestions of questions:
   1) What is the farthest place you’ve been from home?
   2) What is the smartest thing you’ve ever done?
   3) What was something you were told not to do as a child but did anyway?
   4) What is your favorite song?

Each person reads his or her answers to the group. The others guess which one is a lie. After all have guessed, the person tells which answer was the lie. This activities always gets a few laughs and also helps group members get to know each other a little bit more.

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire - PDF

Things You Will Need
Shaving cream
Box or tub to place balloons in

How to Play
This game is a great upfront game that builds some excitement and is a fun way to gather students and get your night started.

Select 5 volunteers. Have each volunteer sit in a chair facing the crowd. Blindfold each volunteer. Have an adult leader pass in front of the student volunteers holding a box with 5 inflated balloons in it. The volunteers will each grab one as the leader passes by. One of the 5 balloons will contain shaving cream inside it (yep).

After the students have their balloon, the game leader says go! The 5 volunteers then simultaneously pop their balloons. One volunteer will be covered with shaving cream. He or she is now out of the game. Remove the messy volunteer and repeat the same process with the remaining 4 students. Remember to keep them blindfolded.

Keep going until only 1 volunteer remains. He or she is the winner. Have some type of prize for him or her
for playing.

TIPS: If you have a large group, you may want to use live video to cue in on the volunteer that has the loaded balloon. This ensures that every kid in the room can see the response of the shocked student. Also, you will want to use darker colored balloons to mask which one has the shaving cream and to keep from anybody that might be cheating. Don’t fill up the balloon too much because that will be a dead giveaway to the volunteers to not choose that particular balloon.

To Make Sure The Game Is Quick and Smooth Avoid The Following:
  · Taking too long to choose the students
  · Taking too long to blindfold them
  · Not having the correct number of balloons already inflated and filled with shaving cream. Make sure to make extras of both the air filled and air/cream filled balloons. The last thing you want is to run out of balloons in the middle of the game because you did not prep a few extras!

Russian Roulette Balloon Pop - PDF