No Prep Youth Group Games

Being well prepared for your youth group session is certainly important. But even more important is spending time building relationships with your students and praying for them. We hope that these no prep youth group games will give you that extra bit of time and energy to do just that.
These Bible games for youth require no advance preparation, but still pack a punch in terms of fun and learning.
You may also like to visit our shop for Bible games that you can stock up at home or in your youth ministry supplies closet. These games, created with both families and churches in mind, are not only fun to play but are also handy for opening spiritual conversations and learning about the Bible!

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.
In this game, players must scatter and randomly move around the room. But when the leader shouts a number, they must quickly form groups of that number with other players. Use this game to teach about friendship and being a friend of Jesus!
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.
Players are crew on a ship and must obey the captain’s orders! When the captain shouts out an order, everyone must quickly respond with a corresponding action. Use this game to teach about submitting to authority, obedience and the wise and foolish builders.
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.
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.
Play this game anywhere! Players take turns to list items within a chosen category. But the item named must begin with the last letter of the previous item. For example, if the category is food, the players can say “pizza”, followed by “apple pie”, “eggs”, “spaghetti”, and so on.
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.
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.
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.
In this simple circle game, a ball is tossed among players. Before tossing the ball, players must shout the name of their intended recipient. The recipient must catch the ball, quickly shout the name of another player, and toss the ball to that player. Use this game to teach that we are blessed to be a blessing to others.
Players stand in a circle and toss a ball among themselves. Whoever catches the ball must say the name of the next book of the Bible before tossing it to another player. Play this quick game to see if players can recall the names of all 66 books in the correct order.
Teams try to recall the 66 Books of the Bible in the correct order while keeping their balloon up in the air.
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.
A fun musical game that can be played at parties or as part of a lesson on peer pressure.
In this fast-paced, active game, 2 teams of “dogs” compete to bring home the “bone”. An energetic introduction to a lesson on faithfulness.
Have fun keeping balloons in the air and learn about how love always protects.
Blow up balloons until they pop! Use this game to teach about self-control and anger.

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