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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan Carr (Oct. 16 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310220300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310220305
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #641,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Over 400 indoor and outdoor games teenagers love to play. >From the leaders in youth ministry, Youth Specialties, comes the most complete library of programming resources on this planet It led the way for 20th century youth ministry programming. Now the dynamic, updated Ideas Library sets the pace for 21st century youth groups. Totally redesigned and restructured from the inside out, this groundbreaking 11-volume library gives youth leaders

- the most off-the-wall games and crowd breakers
- the most creative and unchurchy Bible lessons
- the most attention-getting publicity campaigns
- a huge collection of laugh-till-you-cry skits and dramas that illustrate the

Bible's principles in action today
- special events of every kind
- holiday ideas for everything from Christmas and Easter to the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

Convenient, topical organization makes it easy to find the right idea for the right occasion, from action-packed games to dynamite camps and retreats. The Ideas Library is the most complete collection of youth ministry programming ideas on earth! All brought to you by Youth Specialties--the ministry whose heartbeat is to help youth leaders raise up young adults strong in the faith.

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You want whacked-out, run-till-you-drop games? Here they are. You want sedate games for small, quiet groups? Got 'em. Inside Games are more than 400 indoor and outdoor games teenagers love to play: - Balloon Games . . . Twice the fun of a church board meeting, with only half the hot air. An inexpensive good time. - Basketball Games . . . All of them slam dunks. - Volleyball Games . . .What self-respecting youth group doesn't love a good volleyball game? They'll go crazy for these bizarre mutations of the sport. - Indoor Games for Large Groups . . .Reserve your church's gym or fellowship hall for the night, and turn to page 35 for this collection of games! - Living Room Games . . . Great for parties, informal gatherings -- or anytime you've got a roomful of people just sitting around. And more -- indoor games for small groups, mindreading games, and dozens of Ping-Pong variations. Whether you're a youth worker or a recreation leader at a church, school, club, or camp -- Games is your storehouse of proven, youth-group tested ideas.

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By Adam TOP 500 REVIEWER on Feb. 8 2011
Format: Paperback
The Ideas Library Games series is a great resource to have on hand. Youth Pastors should seriously think about investing in at least some of these extremely useful books. This volume in particular is great for finding games to play that will set the tone for a Youth Event.

Sections Include: Ballon Games, Basketball Games, Indoor Games for Large Groups, Indoor Games for Small Groups, Living Room Games, Mind Reading Games, Ping-Pong Variations, and Volleyball Games.

This is a great volume for those of you with a lot of sporty kids who love to be active.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
lots of fun games, not much for small youth groups May 27 2007
By Jennifer Olsen - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book in hopes there would be some great games for my single digit youth group. But they consider "small" to be 30 or less, and we are WAY less, so there aren't many in there that will work for us.

That said, there are TONS of fun games for larger groups, young or old. I've loaned it to the group in charge of our all church camp out. It is a great resource for the church in general, so despite my disappointment in the youth group applications, I'm still glad I purchased it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Use this every week! March 28 2011
By J. Jex - Published on Amazon.com
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I use this (or Games 2 or 3) every Wednesday night for our youth group games, and I've found good special activity games in these books as well! They are a life saver and I recommend them to every youth leader who has a part in planning activities or games.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great Material Nov. 25 2008
By Christopher N. Gardner - Published on Amazon.com
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Youth Specialties have hit another home run with this games book. Ideas are presented across the spectrum for large and small groups, and every other conceivable need for games.
Pretty Schweet!!! May 3 2013
By Lord of Camels 17 - Published on Amazon.com
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Been a fan of Youth Specialties for decades but never picked up this product: awesome resource! The kids have a great time, often requesting to repeat last weeks game tonight! At our group, the leaders rotate game assignments, and the team loves how 'creative and innovative' the games I bring to the table are... What's great is I've been pulling games just from the first two chapters, and still have he rest if the book plus an entire volume to go thru!
Great book! April 16 2012
By Barbara H. Blevins - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this book because I am very active in Youth Ministry, I also work at a school, and if that isn't enough children to be around, I am waiting for my thirteenth grandchild to be born. This book has great affordable and creative games to play. I love it!


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