Get exercise and build friendships in a noncompetitive atmosphere.
Participate in fun activities that are physical but casual and noncompetitive. Below are some ideas. Encourage the youth to suggest their own, based on things they like to do. At the conclusion of the activity, invite the youth to share any spiritual lessons they learned from participating in the activity (for example, if you go on a hike, they might share their feelings about the beauties of God’s creations and our responsibility to take care of them).
- Go swimming.
- Go on a bike ride together.
- Go on a hike.
- Go roller-skating or skateboarding.
- Do a group jump rope. You could start off with one person jumping rope, and with each turn of the rope add one person until the whole group is in. Or, as the rope is turning, have the youth try to run through it one at a time.
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