I opened up Pinterest recently and groaned when I saw the “Bible games” in my feed.
I know you’ve seen them – Bible Jeopardy, Bible Trivia, Match the Bible Couples, etc.
Dract (Draw + Act)
Dract is a hybrid of Charades and Pictionary. Playing cards direct players to either act or draw the clue for their team.
Group Size: 6 -24 people
Time Needed: about 20 minutes
Supplies: Chalkboard and chalk, dry erase board and marker, or pad of paper and pen; playing cards printed and cut; bag to place playing cards inside; timer or stopwatch (most smart phones have a stopwatch app).
Click links to download and print cards (PDF):
Instructions: Divide into 2 teams. Alternating teams, one player from each team will take a turn drawing a card. They will either act or draw their clue (per the instructions on each card) for their team to guess. The guessing team gets 30 seconds to guess the correct answer. If the team is not able to answer correctly, the other team gets 15 seconds to provide one guess. Teams receive one point for each correct answer. Once all the slips have been played, the team with the highest score wins.
Notes: Consider printing the cards on cardstock as they will hold up better and prevent team members from seeing thru the paper.
This is one of my absolute, favorite games to play at Christmas parties. It always catches the group by surprise!
The key is keeping the item they’ll be wrapping a surprise! (Shhhh…they are going to wrap one of their team members!)
Christmas Wrap it Up Game
Group size: 9 or more
Time needed: Approximately 20 minutes from start to finish
Supplies needed: For each team: 1 roll of wrapping paper, 1 pair of scissors, 1 roll of tape (You should be able to find all of them at the Dollar Tree.) Small prizes for the winning team (i.e. candy canes, Christmas chocolates, etc.)
Notes: I am always surprised by the creativity of the teams. One team used their empty wrapping paper roll and made a Statue of Liberty-like package. Another fashioned earrings for their gift.
This is a high energy, loud game that usually produces lots of laughter.
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