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The tether knot is suitable for tying people up. It is further developed from the pole knot.

A great way to act out Bible stories or other stories in a devotional is with Playmobil.

In this article I give you some tips and ideas.

A book summary of the book "Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle.

Each of the 15 chapters is briefly summarized in key words.

The summary can be a help e.g. to develop the storyline for in a Robin Hood SoLa.

Learning Bible verses by heart is a good way to deepen core messages. This can be done in a fun and playful way, so that children as well as leaders can learn Bible verses by heart without much effort or expense

Memorization should take no more than 15 minutes. With the different game variations in advance, however, it can take longer in total.

It can be used at the beginning of the devotion as an introduction or at the end of the devotion as a consolidation. The Bible verses, which are learned by heart, should always be linked in the context of a core biblical message.

Costume contests can be made with the children on various themes. The costumes are made from everyday materials such as newspaper and tape.

Possible themes: kings (e.g., on the story of David, Solomon), knights


Location: in the forest

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours

Folge dem Seil. Jeweils der Anfangsbuchstabe des Knotens oder der Antwort auf die Frage führt dich zum nächsten Passwort. Aber Achtung: Das Passwort ist zusätzlich mit der Cäsarverschlüsselung um 8 verschlüsselt.

The well-known "sink ships" as an active game for indoors or outdoors.

This quarter game is a great fun for both Jungschärler and Ameisli. You can play it outside in the quarter of the church or in case of emergency also inside. 

An entertaining village game in which the young scouts are sent to Jericho to solve tricky puzzles and gather important information about the city and its inhabitants.

A game of tag that was developed in a BESJ leadership course. Fits thematically to biblical stories where people are in prison (e.g. Peter, Paul)

The Sarasani is a large group tent, woven from military banners. A Sarasani can be built in a variety of sizes, depending on how many sheets are used and how tall the structure is.

The Sarasani is knotted from three squares of canvas. In theory, the shape of a Sarasani corresponds to a tetrahedron (pyramid with 3 edges).

Viking Olympics

In the document below you will find a fun and entertaining sports block - a real Viking Olympics.
Have fun trying it out and customizing it:) 

One semester is done and the next quarter is starting. But with which topic?

Here are a few suggestions.

Make a cake in the shape of a treasure chest.

The cake goes with, for example: a treasure hunt program, a seafaring camp, a pirate program, the story of the treasure in the field, to the main idea "You are valuable to God"

A cross-country game to show the Cubs that only the whole armor Jesus gives us will help us succeed. Do not do things by halves. 

Tackling the session and so his team and the work in the name of God is what the author advocates.

Procedure of the game: The young sharers are given the task (e.g. Wanted poster as an introduction) 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 this person so that they give information. If the set criteria are not met, the leader does not give information!  

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

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


Attachment: Game idea detailed & Wanted poster

Action-packed game in three phases that caters to the different needs of antlers and young sharers and is perfect for an introduction to the story of Noah!

A semester program of 7 devotions and activities based on the story 'The Schlunz' by Harry Voss.

The somewhat different cooking recipe. The ingredients must first be looked up in the Bible passages :D

Sweet and very tasty snack!

The three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden each form a game group. The game is played according to the official rules (Swiss edition)

The residents of baloney 1 tried to sneak across the heavily guarded border and recapture the money that was stolen during the many years from the bank in baloney 2. The inhabitants of baloney 2 try the same at the bank of baloney 1.

When the idea for a cross-country game is missing

... then why not try this one! It doesn't always have to be the spy game - right? Here the game is presented in the Fischer variant, but of course it can be adapted as you like.

This article is a Forum Heft article. 

A fun short game that requires only paper and pencils.

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

Bible passages: 

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


  • Evangelism
  • who bears fruit?
  • Bringing light into the world
  • Jesus` Second Coming


Ideas for a varied experience program for the Exodus from Egypt.

Here you can find out how you can use cotton pads and wax to make fire starters with the children

A semester program of diverse activities on the theme "I like to move it!" and with 8 devotions on the parables of Jesus.

Numbers and numbers

A game to reinforce the 1st commandment.

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

This Bible quiz is very popular among teenagers. In a playful way they look for Bible passages and learn the Bible once in a special way.

During 8 days in "Quiet Time":Living with God using the example of Daniel

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.

Here's how to make an edible crocodile from a cucumber.

The cucumber crocodile goes with, for example:

-A jungle program / party

-To the story of Joseph in Egypt (Nile crocodile)

Here's a simple recipe for deep-frying stinging nettles on a fire



A wind direction sensor, called a wind vane or weather vane, is an indicating instrument for determining the wind direction. A movable measuring element aligns itself with the dynamic pressure of the wind.

The mason's knot is suitable for attaching to trees or for hauling beams and logs with a rope. It is a tapered loop and holds only under tension. The knot is also called a carpenter's knot.

With the compressed air in the balloon, these boats swim fast and quite a long distance. Try different hoses, tubes, woods, balloons and tapers (narrowing at the air outlet) and see with which setting you get the farthest.

This article describes how you can build a water rocket with simple material, which flies up to 50m high!

In another article, the construction of the launch pad is then described.

The management cycle is a guideline for rational action. This usually leads to solid results in the medium to long term in all areas of children and youth work.

The management cycle is a guideline for rational action

A creative pants bag game, which also has a high laugh factor ;-)

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!