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Three preteens playing a teamwork-centered game inside.
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Preteen Game: Teaching the Importance of Teamwork

This is a great preteen game to show kids how important teamwork is. 


Game Overview: Preteens will use the things they brought to your meeting to make a huge chain.
Energy Level: Medium
Supplies: Have a few supplies like twine and shoelaces on hand just in case preteens don’t bring anything with them.

Preteen Game: Teaching the Importance of Teamwork

Have kids form groups of at least five people.

Say: Using items the members of your group brought to this meeting, make the longest chain possible. The only rules are that you must keep on the clothes covering your shoulders to your knees and that every item in the chain must be connected to the items on either side. For example, you can add your shoelaces, keys, and sandals to the chain. Does anyone have any questions?

Allow groups a few minutes to work. Then look to see how long each of the chains is. You can also use a tape measure to see how long the chains are.

This game can be used to teach kids about resourcefulness or making the most of a situation. You can also talk about how God can do a lot with the little we have.

giant-book-of-games-for-childrens-ministry (1)For more fun-filled games, check out The Giant Book of Games – it’s filled with over 200 games for every occasion!

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