Have each participant write down their name and an obscure fact about themselves that few people know about. These are then typed up on a sheet of paper, but with the names left blank. Hand out the sheets to all the participants and tell them that they are to match the obscure facts with everyone's name. This could be done in two ways, one way is to have everyone just guess and see how many they get right. Afterwards they could discuss first impressions and stereo typing. The second method is to have everyone work on the sheet throughout the meeting, week, or until next meeting and offer a prize to the person with the most correct answers. If there is a tie, have a run off to see who can remember the most without looking at his or her sheet.
Scavenger hunt Variant
Divide into teams, then give them a list with a few things on it like this:
Find a hill that looks the most like Calvary, then gather at the foot of it and sing "Were you there when they crucified my Lord" (or anysong the young people know)
Go to public restaurant/pub and sing "Go tell it on the mountain" (or any song the young people know)(ask first)
Go to public shopping center and tell 20 people in 10 seconds"Merry Christmas, Jesus is the reason for the season" (did that at Christmas time)
Go to a rest home and share a personal testimony with an elderly person. *** BONUS: Find someone in need and help them!
If you can give each team a camcorder to record all their things. Then watch the tapes at the next youth group and talk about the original and creative way they did things.