We prioritize sites with the most free games, activities and discussion starters that are useful to youth ministers and easy to access.
1. Youth Ministry Resources Galore - "The Best of the Web!"
Ryan Nielson has collected over 700 games for youth ministries. Categories include Outdoor Games, Indoor Games, Theater Games, and Simulation Games. A great resource!
Group Magazine has done a tremendous service to youth workers by archiving many of their best ideas from past issues and putting them at our fingertips through their well organized site. Find sections for games, discussion starters, group builders, dramas and more!
HINT! When you click on a category, such as "Games," a "Shop Online" box will cover your screen, directing you to items you can purchase in that category. If you're looking for free online games, fear not. Click the "x" in the top right corner of the box and...presto! your free online games are listed on the formerly hidden, main site.
340 games for youth ministry. Click HERE to search by such factors as "messy index" ("no sweat," "need a towel or two," "don't wear good clothes"), and "duration" (length required for activity). Click HERE for alphabetical listing of all games.
4. EGAD! Ideas
Beyond the over 200 games you can find under the category "indoor games," find scads of ideas from youth ministers that get youth involved in learning under such topics as under such topics as "Bible Study and Prayer," "Friendship and Fellowship," "Missions," "Outreach" and "Worship."
5. The Source for Youth Ministry
120 games under the categories mixers, up front, big room, anywhere, gross, audience, outdoor, water.
6. Ken Sapp
This interesting site contains over 60 teaching ideas, a great collection of "learning ideas" (like "brainstorm," "acrostic," etc.), articles to improve your teaching and wild ideas.
7. Youth Workers' Idea Station
45 ideas for ice-breakers.
8. Youth For Christ
Click "Resources" and "22 Printable Crowdbreakers".
9. Youth Work Resources
This U.K. based site offers 16 neat "ice-breakers."
$ - Scores of original PowerPoint games you can use in conjunction with lessons.
The size of the web and it's explosive growth assure us that we can't know it all. So if you find a significant collection of games, discussion starters and ideas that you think should make the list, find broken links on this site, or have insights to influence our rankings (rankings are determined by the votes of people like you!) please give us your input by clicking on the below box and e-mailing us. Thanks for you input!
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