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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Game #201: "Bowl-erina!" (upfront challenge)


GIVE THIS NEW SILLY UPFRONT GAME A QUICK SPIN! 

SURE TO GET YOUR GROUP LAUGHING AT THIER FRIENDS! 







SUPPLIES:
  • 2 Tutus 
  • 2 Toy Bowling Sets (10 pins, 1 ball each) 
    • Option: Empty 2 Liters and a playgroup ball 
  • 1 Roll of Masking Tape 

GAME PLAY:
Quick explanation: Players will spin around ballerina style before attempting to bowl! 

Before the Game:
  • Using the masking tape mark 2 clear starting lines and bowling lines
  • Set up the 2 sets of bowling pins at the far end of the playing area (bowling alley) 
    • 30-50 feet away? 
  • Place a ball at each bowling line. 

Playing: 
  • Choose 2 volunteers to be the “bowlers”
  • Give them the “Quick Explanation” 
  • Have them put on their tutu and stand behind the starting line.
  • On “Go!” each player will spin around 10 times.
  • The players will then spin around 10 times, each play will run up to the bowling line and attempt to knock down their pins.
  • Game continue until all 10 of their pins are knocked over. 

Rules:
  • Each round players must spin around 10 times, and count out each spin aloud. 
  • Player must not go past the “bowling line” when attempting to roll their ball.
  • Players must roll the ball and may not throw or kick the ball.
  • Each round and attempt the players must go back behind the starting line to spin around 10 more times, before they can attempt another try at knocking down their pins. 

Winner: The winner is the player that successfully knocks down all of the 10 pins in their set. 

Hint/Help: 
  • Have 2 leaders to help by retrieving the ball and replacing the ball at the “bowling line” after each attempt. 
  • Optional: Use a baseball bat and have each player place their head on the top of the baseball bat and spin around 10 times. 

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