Here are some of our FREE youth group games.

We’re all about helping youth ministry leaders save time and money. That’s what this website is all about.

These free youth group games save you time because you don’t have to create them from scratch. Most of the games listed here are more than “just for fun” and include a mini-lesson on various topics and Bible passages.

And of course they save you money, because they’re free. Awesome 🙂

In addition to saving you time and money, I’m also excited to help you point students to Jesus with these games.

Before you check out the free games linked on this page, be sure to check out our youth ministry lessons and games in our store.

Your role as a youth ministry leader is really important. Whether you’re a full-time youth pastor, bi-vocational youth pastor, small group leader, or whatever role is – YOU have the privilege of pointing students to Jesus. You get to join in on God’s activity in the lives of young people. That’s so cool.

Keep up the great work you’re doing!

– Nick Diliberto, Ministry to Youth

Now, here are our collection of free youth group games.

Topical Games

Identity – Colossians 3:1-3

Prayer – James 5:16

Moving Forward (When Everything Seems Backwards) – 1 Peter 2:21

Stress & Overwhelm – James 4: 8-10

Appreciation (great for Thanksgiving) – Philippians 1:4-5

Loving Others – Romans 13:8

Temptation – Hebrews 3:12

Choices – Proverbs 2:11

Back-to-School – Psalm 121:8 (NLT)

Respect – 1 John 4:20

Serving Others – 1 Peter 4:10

Father’s Day – Proverbs 3:12

Summer Game on Bigness of God – Psalm 19:1-2, 6

Wisdom – Proverbs 15:14

Joy – John 15:11

Generosity – 1 Timothy 6:18

Character – Philippians 1:11 (NLT) 

Easter – John 11:25-26 (NLT)

Materialism – 1 John 2:16 (NLT)

St. Patrick’s Day – 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NLT)

Salvation – John 14:6 (NLT)

Creation – Colossians1:15-16; Romans 8:20-21; 2 Peter 3:13

Humility – James 3:13

God’s Love – Ephesians 3:16-17

Armor of God – Ephesians 6:11

Discipline – Matthew 6:34; Hebrews 5:8 

Worry – Matthew 6:34

Betrayal – Psalm 41:9-10; Matthew 26:16, 20

Obedience – Psalm 119:35

Judging Others – Romans 2:1-3

Compassion – Psalm 145:8; John 13:34-35

Forgiveness – Matthew 6:14-15 (NLT)

Anger – Proverbs 29:11(NLT)

Doubt – Matthew 14:30-31(NLT)

Faith – Hebrews 11:1; James 1:2-3

Prayer – Psalm 145:18

Friendship – Galatians 6:2-3; Matthew 22:37-40

God’s Guidance – Proverbs 16:9; Psalm 119:105

Making Good Choices – Philippians 4:8; 1 Timothy 4:12

Being Unique – Genesis 1:27; Romans 12:2

All the following games are located here on our ministry to youth website.

Fun Games

Text It Battle – Attitude of Gratitude (Luke 17:11-19)

Paper Plate Powerball – Focus on Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14)

Rubber Chickens – Wisdom (2 Timothy 1:7-8)

Games on Video

Ultimate Cup Showdown

Easter Youth Group Game – Yarnsicle

Protect the President

Choose Your Own Gross Adventure

Kiddie Pool Kickball – This has potential to be the best game in the history of youth ministry!

Ring Around the GLOWsie

Q-Tip War

Rush Hour

AirPong, Friendship Shake & Jelly Belly Roulette

Pole Grenade, Spell-i-oh’s & Pipe Dream

By Topic

Easter: Matthew 28:2-9

Paper Plate Powerball: Focus on Jesus – Philippians 3:13-14

Easter Youth Group Game – John 15:12-13

The Human Christmas Tree: Celebrate Jesus All Year Long – Psalm 150:1-6

Kool-Aid Gummy Dunk: Valuing Others – Psalm 139:13-16

Loving Others: Use this game to setup a Christmas lesson on “loving others” – Matthew 5:13-16

Evangelism: Matthew 13:44

Gossip: Proverbs 20:19

Trends: Back to School Game – Romans 12:2

Patience  – Frozen Legos – 2 Peter 3:9

Anger [Angry Potatoes] – Read Ephesians 4: 26-27

Gossip [4 Way Tug of War] – Proverbs 16:28

Deathball – A just for fun game (the perfect ice-breaker)

Friendship – Acts 2:42

Valentine’s Day (Love) – John 13:34-35

Prayer – Matthew 6:5-6

Fear – 1 John 4:4

St. Patrick’s Day – Genesis 45:4-7

Christmas Games

  • Peace – Ephesians 2:14 
  • Immanuel: God is with Us – Isaiah 7:14

Summer Games

Frozen Legos – Bible: 2 Peter 3:9; Topic: Patience

The Ultimate Race – Bible: Hebrews 12:1-3. Topic: With God’s help, you can “run the race” and come out victorious no matter what trials and temptations you face.

The Bigness of God – Bible: Psalm 19:1-2. Topic: In every moment, God’s existence, power, wisdom, and goodness, are being declared by creation.

Summer Slam – Topic: How to Treat Others. Bible: Philippians 2:1-4

Condiment Creations – Topic: You’re Fearfully and Wonderfully Made; Bible: Psalms 139:14

Featured Just for Fun Games

Games: Deathball, Noodle Wars & Toilet Paper Dodgeball

More to come soon!

26 Replies to “Youth Group Games”

  1. Linda
    • April 15, 2015

    I ordered the summer games and it says can not open filed…what do I need to do to get it fixed…Thank You.

    Reply 2 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • April 15, 2015

      Linda, I am emailing you right now. Thanks for your patience!

    2. Nick Diliberto
      • April 15, 2015

      Just sent the email 🙂

  2. Joanna
    • July 5, 2015

    Thanks so much for this site! It’s really helpful and sounds really effective, looking forward to trying this with my youth group God Bless

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • July 8, 2015

      Awesome….glad you found us 🙂

  3. bailey aguiar
    • January 23, 2016

    I ordered the huge youth bundle but there is no sign of the lessons anywhere for me to download. It only tells me to purchase again when I sign in. Please email me and let me know what to do!!

    Reply 1 Response
  4. Andrew Foster
    • March 30, 2016

    Our Kiddos LOVE Death Ball. We get multiple balls going in a circle of 20-30 kids, it’s a blast, easily their favorite! Thanks for the game!

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • March 30, 2016

      That’s awesome. It’s a really great game. Our students love it every time we play!

  5. Glory
    • July 15, 2016

    Very useful and nice.

  6. kalaba
    • July 22, 2016

    just wanted to say thank you guys – picking up great stuff here

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • July 22, 2016

      Awesome 🙂

  7. Krystal Barrientos
    • August 31, 2016

    Your message about bullying has foul language on one of the pictures.

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • September 9, 2016

      You’re right it does. That image is only viewable for you, the youth group leader. Not students. And it highlights how cruel students are to each other. Students will even use much harsher language than that. If it offends you, I apologize. That’s not the desired outcome.

  8. michael wells
    • October 13, 2016

    I just started youth leadership for our youth I need games and every thing I can get my hands on please help me ok these kids are very smart and I need all I can get thank you

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • October 14, 2016

      Awesome…you’re welcome 🙂

  9. nilesh sharma
    • May 12, 2017

    hey i want some water games for youth camp. with bible theme

    Reply 1 Response
  10. Karen
    • July 5, 2017

    looking for a game / lesson using marshmallows and spaghetti noodles. saw it once, bought the supplies, can’t find it again?

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • July 8, 2017

      Karen, did you find the game? I know it’s here somewhere too, but just don’t know where. So sorry! It’s all in my head though. If you still need how to play the game, send me an email at

  11. Courtney Payne
    • November 11, 2017

    I teach 6th grade at a private Christian academy. This website has been AMAZING in helping create my curriculum! thank you for all the awesome ideas!

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Kristy Preston
      • November 11, 2017

      Courtney, we are so glad to be a part of helping you reach out to your students. Thanks so much for the comment it means a lot. 🙂

  12. arcade
    • December 30, 2017

    Great info. Lucky me I discovered your site by accident (stumbleupon).
    I’ve book-marked it for later!

    Reply 1 Response
  13. Griselda
    • June 29, 2020

    Do you have any virtual games that you recommend as part of the Fierce bundle? The games there are neat, but would like some other options. Thank you.

    Reply 1 Response

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