Required: Music, sound system with microphones, platform
Players: Medium to large groups
Have youth group leaders get all participants standing and form two circles. One of the circles should be inside of the other circle. It’s helpful if there are a couple of the leaders standing on a stage above the players or on a stable platform/chairs. When the music starts the two circles will rotate in opposite directions. The leaders will stop the music and make an order. Somewhat like the game twister, they will call out body parts to connect. Examples are “right elbow to left ear”, “left knee to nose”, “right hand to right shoulder blade”, “head to left ankle” or other safe combinations you can come up with. You can have these written down to be pulled out of a hat or just make them up as you go. The leader calls out one of the orders and the inside circle players are to quickly find an outside circle player and complete the order by connecting. As the players start to find a partner, they are given only a few seconds to complete the order, the leaders on stage will start calling players out that have not completed the order. The leaders will start pointing and saying “Your out”, “Your out”, “Your out” trying to eliminate as many as possible. After a few seconds you start up the music again and repeat, trying to get it started quickly so that the kids will be mixed up with as many players as possible. You can play this until you have one couple as the winners or until they get tired of the game. Great game to get kids to interact and meet new faces (elbows, knees, ears, feet). Can be done with a large group of 50-100 kids.