Read in 2 mins Age Level » Elementary » Preteen Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email 4 Fall Festival Games for Your Children’s Ministry Published: August 30, 2023 These “everyone-wins” games and activities are perfect for a church fall festival. As children play together, they’ll discover new things about one another—and they’ll have a blast! You’ll build unity in your group, and kids will clamor for the next event when you use these four new games at your fall festival this year. 4 Fall Festival Games for Your Children’s Ministry 1. Human-Scarecrows Game Ages 8 and up Form groups of four. Give each group paper bags, newspapers, scissors, and tape. Have each group choose a person to “turn” into a scarecrow. Allow 15 minutes for each group to cut and tape the scarecrow outfit onto its person. Take pictures of all the scarecrows. 2. Cornstalk Hockey Ages 8 and up Form two teams. Give each teammate a cornstalk, broomstick, or tree branch to use as a hockey stick. Use a newspaper-stuffed paper lunch sack as a hockey puck. You’ll need several of these since the game action will shred them quickly. Set a trash can on its side at each end of the play area to use as goals. The object of this game is for each team to get the puck into its team’s goal. 3. Team Bingo Ages 4 and up Form teams of equal size. Then ask the questions in the list below (you may need to add more questions depending on children’s responses). If children can answer yes to any question, have them stand up. Children can stand for only one question. When all the team members on a team are standing, the team yells, “Bingo!” The questions: Are you wearing braces? Do you have a barrette in your hair? Are you wearing shoes without shoelaces? Did you eat breakfast this morning? Did you make your bed today? 4. Caterpillar Relay Ages 5 and up Form teams of three or more, and have each team stand in a single-file line. Give each team a roll of bathroom tissue. Have teammates wrap the tissue around the first person in line, then pass and wrap the tissue around the next person in line. Continue until everyone on the team is wrapped, then wrap the tissue around the entire team to bind the team together. Once the caterpillars are formed, have teams race to a specified spot. Each team must complete the race as a unified group or start over. Need more fall fest info? Check out these posts! For even more game ideas, check out The Humongous Book of Games for Children’s Ministry. This book has over 200 games so you can find the right game for every lesson or ministry need. Group may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!