Outdoor games

In the desert town of EI Geyser fire has broken out and far and wide there is no water to extinguish it. The residents ask for help in the firefighting efforts. They put out a reward for those who transport the most water into the city.

Two airlines are gearing up for battle. They hurriedly make as many firefighting planes as possible, fill water in the tanks and fly as fast as possible to EI Geysir.

The cover image here shows the game plan.

A night game for at least 12 (optimally 20) 8-12 year olds where participants need to pay close attention and where a fun mix of action and tactics is created that experience shows is really fun for kids and leaders.

The labyrinth is a kind of post run with 75 posts. The correct solution of a post always results in the next post to be approached. If you choose the wrong solution, you will end up on a wrong path, from which you will sooner or later return to the correct path.

Noah has received the order from God to build an ark. His problem now is to get the necessary building materials and tools.


  • Age group 7 to 14
  • At least 2 leaders
  • 20-30 minites


  • Age group 7 to 14
  • In the city
  • At least 3 leaders
  • Up to 1 hour


  • Age group 7 to 14 years
  • In park, forest
  • 1-2 leaders
  • The game goes on for as long as you decide


  • Age group 7 to 14
  • In park, forest
  • 2-3 leaders
  • About an hour
  • Age group 7 to 14 years
  • In a park
  • Up to 5 leaders
  • Up to 1 hour


  • Age group 7 to 14 years
  • Outdoors in the city
  • At least 5 leaders
  • Up to 1 hour

Terrain games with color / many colored dots

It is about the story of Joseph in Genesis 41

Elisha no longer has his servant Gehazi. Therefore, we help him with the work. This includes collecting the wool in the forest. Suddenly a rabbit comes hobbling over and claims that the wool belongs to him. We think this is unfair and propose to divide the wool in a game.

4 varied posts for Ameisli.

  • Water for Ahab
  • Ravens as food suppliers
  • Boredom at the stream crit
  • Shelter for Elijah

Each post relates to the story of Elijah at the brook Krit.

Best done in the woods.

    4 items on the topic of "feet" (e.g. suitable for the semester program "body parts")

    • Water transport with socks
    • Stone transport on feet
    • Pedalo ride
    • Shoe salad

    The children can score points at each post. At the end one group wins.

    Suitable for ants.

    Age group: 7-14

    Participants: 10-15


    Leaders needed: 2 for the production and 5 total for the game

    A game to deepen the 1st commandment.

    Two groups have to expand their territory with "gods". The group with the most points wins.

    Bible passages:

    • Matthew 13:24-30
    • Matthew 13:36-43


    • Evangelism
    • who bears fruit?
    • Bringing light into the world
    • Jesus` coming again

    In terms of time, we are two years after Jesus was born, shortly before Joseph, Mary and Jesus flew to Egypt. It is assumed that Jesus was around two years old at this point in time.

    The aim of the Technik-Sternli is to teach children age-appropriate Jungschart techniques. The fire game is ideal for the Ameisli, Jungschi and aspirant / teen level to playfully apply or test how to make a fire.

    Numbers and numbers

    Location: in the forest

    Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours

    +Good to have benches or chairs for this game,

    Materials: Only a ball is required for the game.

    Gameplay: The Jungschärler get the order (eg Wanted poster as a start) to look for the lost sheep. They then go from post to post until they find the sheep. At each post there is a leader in disguise. The children are each given a clue as to where the next post is and how to deal with that person to get information. If the specified criteria are not met, the leader does not give information!

    Generally, the more leaders, the better. The listed variant can be expanded depending on the time budget and present leaders.

    At the end, a big party can be celebrated!:)

    Appendix: Game idea in detail & Wanted poster

    Cross golf gets golfers off the perfectly manicured lawn and into the heart of nature!


    ... is fun to make

    and fun to play with


    An outdoor game for 20 - 500 people, takes about 2-5 hours  

    A game for Ameisli

    The game is a variation of Monopoly

    - Game - Trust

    - Devotion - "Happiness of life" (fulfilled life)

    An eventful bike ride to emulate!

    The idea comes from the game "Catch the Hat", is a special terrain game.

    The "Great Cow Trade" needs longer preparation as a terrain game, but is really original as a game idea!

    The participants are driven by car to a place where they do not know so well. From this place the participants have to find their way back to the starting point

    Play fitness training - group competition with self-invented fitness exercises

    Why not play with unfamiliar play equipment for once?


    An afternoon of Jungschar in public - mingling with the public

    Guaranteed to be an absolute HIT!


    Games Workbook for Youth and Teen Ministry No. 03






    Similar to tennis, yet incomparable!


    Program blocks in the camp program:
    - in which all can participate
    - which must "carry" over a long period of time 
    - where material and location can be organized to some extent 

    Cool terrain game for teens

    Cross-country game just before Christmas
    Result: creativity in designing an Advent wreath

    An interesting game idea for 4 game parties

    Suspenseful terrain game with "Einstein, Madonna, Rambo, Schwarzenegger and 007"

    Transfer yourself to the Wild West: The Indians have reached unknown land after a long wandering. Catan it shall be called! But you are not the only one. Other intrepid Indians are already in Catan: the race for settlement has begun!

    The Megaton is about making a film using the simplest means possible and within a 'normal' programme. Can be shown at parent or information night. All teens should be engaged in the process.

    Taster afternoon of the Jungschar Benaja Seedorf with:

    - ropeway
    - big rope bridge
    - picnic

    Experiencing history: Hebrews/Egyptians with the plagues that go with it