Build teamwork and exercise while participating in friendly competition.
Play a game that gets the youth moving and requires teamwork. Below are a few ideas. Also encourage the youth to suggest games they know of. If necessary, adapt the game so that youth of all skill levels can participate. Consider how you can relate teamwork and having fun to maintaining balance in life (see Luke 2:52).
- Play soccer while crawling on hands and feet (with the chest facing upward).
- Play volleyball with water balloons. Youth divide into pairs, and each pair holds a towel by the corners to throw a water balloon over the net, where another pair tries to catch it in their towel.
- Have a relay race, and think of creative ways to make the race more challenging. For example, the youth could race with a balloon between their knees, balancing an egg on a spoon, crawling backwards, and so on.
- Play a tug of war. Divide into two teams. Each team holds one end of a long rope and tries to pull the other team past a designated point.
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