The Middle Years Ministry

Formerly "The JH Uth Guy", THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors and Anyone Else Working in
the
Pivotal and Important 5th-9th Grade Years. The “Middle Years” are not children’s ministry, not high school ministry, and are more than just Middle School/Jr. High. It is a unique and specialized ministry, where the final lifelong faith decision are made.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Game #197: “Palm Readers” (Icebreaker/Group Game)

HERE IS A QUICK EASY GAME WITH MINIMAL SUPPLIES AND PRE-GAME PREP! 

PERFECT FOR AN ICEBREAKER, MIXER OR SOME GOOD OLD TEAM-BUILDING FUN! 




SUPPLIES:
• Washable Markers

GAME PLAY:
Quick explanation: Students will work together to spell words based on letters written on their palms.

Before the Game:
• Before the game starts, write a letter of the alphabet on each palm of every student.

Playing:
• Give the “Quick Explanation”
• On “Go!” players have to find other students and work to form a word with 5 of more letters.
• Once they have formed a word, they will take a couple minutes to introduce themselves and then find another group and share the word they have formed
• Play multiple rounds, consider creating longer works with bigger groups.

Winner(s)
• There is no winner, everyone wins because they have got to know other better

Option #2: Competitive Team Game
• Form teams of 13 players and 26 letters (1 letter on each palm)
• Come up with a list of words in advance, and announce the words with groups working to form the word as quickly as possible.
• Play an advanced round with groups working to form as many words as possible in a set amount of time. (1 point for each word, 2 points for each word over 4 letters, 5 points for words over 6 letters)

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