When youth group funds are low or completely non-existent, you can still have a great time hanging out as a youth group. Here are five completely free youth group activities.
Totally Free Youth Group Activity #1
Play a team sport as a youth group
Whether it’s soccer, volleyball, football or any other team sport, your youth group will have a blast competing against each other. Most churches facilities for team sports already – like either an inside or outside basketball court or an old volleyball net that just needs to be set up. But if your church doesn’t have the facilities, head to your local park or high school and borrow theirs. Just make sure that it’s not during a time when it’ll be in use by a real team. The only equipment you’ll need is the appropriate ball for whichever sport you’re playing.
Totally Free Youth Group Activity #2
Make it a board game night
Dig in to your board game stash and bring them along to your youth group game night! Some favorites are Cranium, Scrabble and Twister. You can set up several games at once or just play one game as a group. Card games are big hit with youth groups as well. Check the internet for all the fun games you can play with just a deck of cards. And even if you don’t have board games or a deck of cards, try playing games like Charades.
Totally Free Youth Group Activity #3
Watch an inspirational flick
Host a DVD night for youth group is another totally free youth group activity that you can enjoy together. If you have a pretty extensive DVD collection, you can screen one of your favorites (make sure it’s PG and appropriate for your group). If you don’t see any good options in your own collection, ask friends or even your youth for a good movie that the whole group can watch. And if worst comes to worst, try renting a Redbox movie using a free movie promo code.
Totally Free Youth Group Activity #4
Host a ‘Bring Your Own Food’ party
You can host a youth group party without spending any money by simply asking each youth group member to bring a snack. This can be anything from a bag of chips, soda or homemade brownies. Teeenagers and food always make for a good time. Add in some games and you’ve got an instant party!
Totally Free Youth Group Activity #5
Volunteer at your local soup kitchen as a youth group
What could be better than lending a helping hand to a local soup kitchen and spending quality time as a youth group? Call up non-profits in your area to find out if there is something your youth group can do to help out. Whether it’s serving food at a soup kitchen, babysitting kids at a homeless shelter or reading to kids at an elementary school your youth group will walk away from the experience having had a fun time and feeling great about themselves.