5 Outside Games and Activities for Your Ministry


Grass FixedI am a recent transplant to Colorado, and my
co-workers like to joke with me about my natural aversion to snow
and ice. I was born and raised in Alabama, where even the threat of
wintery weather shuts everything down. We had our first blizzard
warning of the year last week and everyone was excited. I ran to
the store to stock up on bread and milk.

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I’m really looking forward spring and the nice, warm weather it
brings. Now that we are finally able to let kids go back outside in
the sun, I thought I would share with you five outdoor games that
you can play with your kids. These action-packed, fun-filled games
and activities not only are a blast to play, but also can help your
kids dig into God’s Word. Check them out!


Dribble, Splatter
It’s amazing what a cup of water can
do to a simple game like Duck, Duck, Goose. Combine it with
Ephesians 2:10, and you have a wet way to help kids discover that
God has called them for his plan.

2. Ice Cold
If your kids really need to cool down, this is
the game for you! Based on the parable of the hidden treasure
(Matthew 13:44-46), kids will find treasures in a kiddy pool full
of ice using only their bare feet.

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3. The
Kids ages 6 to 12 will love this twist on an
obstacle course. Partners will have to help their blindfolded
teammate traverse the course with simple, nonverbal clues. After
the game, guide kids through a discussion of Psalm 121.

4. Anger
Kids discover what James 1:19 means in this
simple but fun game of bubble blowing. All you need are some bowls
of water, straws, and dishwashing liquid and you’re ready to

5. Explosive
This is a new twist on the old science-fair
classic volcano. Using some household items and Romans 1:20, you
can create an experience that will help kids understand God’s


If you are still looking for more fun, check out this blog I did
with more
outdoor games
. So what outdoor games do you love to play with
your kids? Do you have big plans for the spring? Share with us
using the comment section below!

Also, I want to congratulate Jodi Q. for winning our
Easter egg hunt contest
. They were the first to find the
special golden egg and won a free Rock-n-Roll Easter Event Kit. Make sure to
grab a copy for your own ministry’s Easter event!


About Author

David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.

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