Ok, it is Wednesday and you have been cranking out a semester and a half of youth ministry. Are you looking for a simple and fun game that takes practically zero set up, engages the entire group, AND is actually pretty fun? Then this is the game for you. (I am not taking credit as this game's inventor, I just love it and it has been my go to for over 10 years) No, its not shuffle your buns, which is my, not fun, go to, game. It is a game called: CATEGORIES
SET UP: Circle of chairs, pitcher of water, cup of water. This game is great for groups of 10-30 or for large groups, simply divide into groups of 10-30. Have everyone sit in a chair in a circle with one person in the middle.
THE OBJECT: The object of the game is to simply not get splashed with water.
RULES: The person in the center of the circle picks a category. They could pick any category. Some simple ones that can get you started are: states, subjects in school, subjects in school, baseball teams, candy bars, cereal, boy bands, people in the room. Once a category has been called, the person in the middle tells me, the leader the specific item in that category. (This keeps everyone honest) Then I take the pitcher of water and pour some of it in the cup of water and give it to the person in the center.
GAME PLAY: The person in the center calls the category: Candy Bars! Then goes around the circle so that everyone takes their turn naming a candy bar. The people sitting down call out candy bars hoping to not say the one that the person in the center told the leader. If they say "Snickers," the item that was told to the leader, then that person gets splashed with water. Or if someone repeats what someone else said they get jacked with some water as well. Then the person who got splashed takes a turn as the person in the center.
That's it! Enjoy!