No Prep Games for Church Groups

Using games for your ministry meetings does not necessarily require a lot of preparation.

Here are some simple games you can play that requires no more preparation than perhaps grabbing some plastic cups from your pantry, or a bag of M&M’s from the convenience store.

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Wink Murder is a fun and easy guessing game that requires no preparation. Murderers try to kill as many players as possible by winking at them while detectives try to catch the murderers before getting killed. Use this game to teach about false teachers.
Give each player a handful of random colored M&M’s. Players must go around and exchange them with each other to get all M&M’s of the same color. Use this game as an icebreaker or to introduce a lesson on the handling of conflicts and disagreements.
Players must stay alert and promptly follow the leader’s ever-changing actions while one guesser tries to figure out who the leader is. Use this game to teach about how to be a great leader and about following Jesus.
In this absolutely chaotic game, one team tries to turn cups right side up, while the opposing team tries to turn them upside down. Use this game to teach about the God’s upside down kingdom.
While the guesser steps out of the room, the remaining players appoint someone to be “It”. How many yes or no questions will the guesser need to identify who “It” is? Use this guessing game to teach about our identity in Jesus Christ.
Teams must quickly line up according to specific criteria given. For example in order of shoe size, with the smallest shoe size in front and the largest shoe size at the back. A great game to help players get to know each other and to teach about salvation and the kingdom of heaven.
Keep as many balloons in the air for as long as possible and learn about Jesus’ perspective on busyness.
Hold up a large blanket between two teams, with one player from each team standing on either side of the blanket. When the blanket goes down, players must quickly identify and shout their opponent’s name! This ice-breaker game can be used to introduce the Christmas story about the angel appearing to young Mary and the shepherds to tell them about the birth of Jesus.
Players take turns to share three statements about themselves and everyone else tries to guess which two statements are true and which is a lie. This no-prep ice-breaker game is ideal for adults and youths. You can also use this game to teach about false teachings or about honesty.
Try to keep 3 balloons in the air for as long as possible and learn about being part of a Christian community.
This large group Rock-Paper-Scissors battle is a fun (and slightly chaotic) Christian icebreaker game for church that can also be used to teach unity and servant leadership.  
Be prepared for noise and chaos, with half of the group shouting and the other half trying to listen out for the correct voice to follow! A great way to introduce the topic of discipleship and following the Good Shepherd.
In this unusual variation of soccer, players can only move around like crabs, with hands and feet on the floor and bodies facing upwards. Use this game to teach about running the good race.
Play an advanced version of Simon Says, where pairs of players have to hold a balloon between their backs. Use this game to teach about submitting to authority.
Blow up balloons until they pop! Use this game to teach about self-control and anger.
Blindfolded participants are led through an obstacle course by a sighted partner. An excellent team building game with a lesson on being part of a Christian community. You can also use this game to teach about the Holy Spirit.
Find creative ways to squeeze as many people as possible on a piece of newspaper that gets smaller with each round. Use this game to introduce the story of Jesus’ birth, to teach about getting along with difficult people or as a teambuilding game.

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