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Card Sharks – Playing the Hand You Are Dealt in Life

Decks of cards are easy to find. And everyone knows a card game or two. With this icebreaker, cards are used to sort people into different groups as well as discover a little about each other! They can also be used to explore integrity, doubts, honesty, and personal character.

Card Sharks

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Ping Pong Christians

This lesson uses ping pong balls to remind us that as Christians we can be easily tossed around, unstable, blown off course if we lack faith. But through prayer and belief we can be strong enough to face and stand strong in any difficulties and circumstances we might face as Christians.

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The Helmet of Salvation

Today, helmets are more commonly associated with sports and motorbikes, but in the New Testament period they were primarily known as a critical piece of a soldier’s armor. The helmet protected the soldier’s head in battle. In Ephesians 6 when Paul talks about spiritual battle he mentions the helmet of salvation as a piece of our spiritual equipment. While a breastplate protects the heart, a helmet protects our brain, our thinking. The following activities and object lesson serve as a look at the helmet of Salvation and its meaning for youth today.

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Follow the Star

christmas_star.jpgGame Objective
The object of this Christmas scavenger hunt variation is to travel in the direction indicated by one point of a Christmas star until another star of the same color is found. A series of Christmas stars will eventually lead the youth or children to a Christmas Gift marked by a star. This Christmas game serves as an introduction to the wisemen in the Christmas Story who followed the star to find baby Jesus.

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Rhyme Time


Icebreaker Description
Youth will ask and answer questions in rhyme


Icebreaker Activity

  1. Seat the youth in a circle.
  2. Ask someone to ask the person on his/her right a question. He might ask, for example, ‘What color is my shoe”

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