This game is for all you crazy youth ministry leaders who LOVE messy games AND for the brave students in your group willing to get messy!
It’s a perfect game to play during summer camp or as an upfront game at a weekend/midweek summer service.
Not only is the game fun, but it also includes a short lesson to teach students how they are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
Enjoy the game!
– Nick Diliberto, Ministry to Youth
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SUMMER YOUTH GROUP GAME: CONDIMENT CREATIONS
Topic: You’re Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Bible: Psalms 139:14
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by God!
Students often focus on what they don’t like about themselves.
It’s so easy for them to find stuff about their appearance, personality or character that they don’t like.
However, we have the power to affirm that they are perfect, just the way they are!
Why? Because they are God’s creation..His masterpiece!
Students need to hear this message, and hey…why not have a little fun setting up that powerful point!
Enjoy the game!
- A variety of summer time picnic condiments in squeeze bottles: ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise….
- Using the usual summer time condiments as “styling mousse” people will be creating the best hairstyles on their friend.
- Ask students to volunteer with a friend for a creative upfront game.
- Select a few pairs, as many as you like.
- It might be a good idea to have a couple guy-guy teams, and girl-girl teams.
- Once the partners are up front, ask which one is the most creative.
- The person who is most creative will remain standing, while the other one has a seat.
- Once they are in position, hand each standing person a couple of the condiments and explain the game.
- They will have 2 minutes using the condiments to create the best and most creative hairstyle on their seated partners.
- Give points for color, height, originality, etc…
Say: Okay that was really creative work everyone! Let’s talk about creativity.
- How creative do you think you are?
- What are the ways that you are most creative?
Say: Everyone is creative in some way or the other, even if we don’t think so.
Sometimes our creativity isn’t even typical ways like art or music.
Some of us are creative in how we play sports, or how we think about things like math and science.
That is the way God as the ultimate CREATOR has created us.
Listen to this verse…
Read Psalms 139:14:
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful.”
Say: Isn’t that an interesting verse? It uses the word “fearful” and “wonderful” to describe how God has made us.
The condiment creations today were little scary, but is that really what this verse means…
- What do you think this verse is saying?
- If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be? Why would you want to change it?
- Why do you think it is so easy to compare ourselves to others (in appearance, personality, talents, etc)?
- What’s the danger in comparing ourselves to others?
- Why is it important for us to remember that we are God’s special, wonderful creation?
Say: God took the plain and ordinary and made it wonderful when He created us.
We need to look at ourselves through His creative eyes of love! We need to look at ourselves with awe and respect…that is what “fearfully made” means.
(Note: Feel free at this point to elaborate on this topic with students)
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