Christmas is just around the corner… Have you prepared for your youth Christmas Party yet?
If you don’t get things moving well in advance, instead of enjoying the Christmas Vacation with the youth, you could end up being totally stressed and miss valuable opportunities to impact their lives and those of their friends and families.
10. You’ll know that your turkey is a Butterball rather than a Grade E yet semi-edible furball.
9. Your mother will not be serving your mashed potatoes and stuffing with an ice cream scooper.
8. Pumpkin pie is a great alternative to green Jello.
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A man had been lost and walking in the desert for about five days. One hot day–actually, they’re all hot–he comes to the home of a preacher. Tired and weak, he crawls up to the house and collapses on the doorstep. The preacher takes him in and nurses him back to health. Feeling better, the man asks the preacher for directions to the nearest town. The preacher tells him the directions, and offers to lend him his horse to make it. The preacher says, “However, there is a special thing about this horse. You have to say ‘Thank God’ to make it go and ‘Amen’ to make it stop.”
I recently read with interest about some recent research by the MacArthur Foundation into the use of the internet involving 800 youth and their parents over a period of three years.
Source: Facebook, MySpace Beneficial To Teens by By Mike Sachoff
Food for Thought, Parents Ministry
“It was the day before Thanksgiving–the first one my three children and I would be spending without their father, who had left several months before. Now the two older children were very sick with the flu, and the eldest had just been prescribed bed rest for a week.
This is the classic fruit basket turnover game modified for a Thanksgiving theme
- As many chairs as you have youths. Sturdy chairs work best as there might be some wild dashes for chairs and I have seen a flimsy chair collapse before in the wild chaos that ensues when two people are rushing for the same chair.
Two men were walking through a field one day when they spotted an enraged bull. Instantly they darted toward the nearest fence. The storming bull followed in hot pursuit, and it was soon apparent they wouldn’t make it. Terrified, the one shouted to the other, “Put up a prayer, John. We’re in for it!”
What does a turkey say?
“Gobble, gobble, gobble”?
A jewelry-lovin’ turkey?
“Bauble bauble bauble”
A dyslexic turkey?
“Boggle boggle boggle”
A turkey in the shoe repair shop?
“Cobble cobble cobble”
A turkey with a sore leg?
“Hobble hobble hobble.”
A football turkey say?
“Huddle, huddle, huddle”
- Who’s the biggest Turkey?
Game Teaching Point / Purpose
- At least 2 Clothespins for every participant.
- Craft feathers
- With a glue gun or piece of adhesive tape, attach feathers to both legs of each clothespin.
“Once Lost, Now Found: Creative Scavenger Hunts”
On any given day, there are hordes of people going to the Creative Youth Ideas website looking for Scavenger Hunt Ideas. In fact, it’s one of the most searched for phrases people type into the search box on my website.