Thursday, January 31, 2008


    Here's a community-builder game for youth ministry that can be a lot of fun but also encourages communication and teamwork. Place a note card on each participant's back with one taco ingredient listed on each card (shell, meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sauce, shell). Give everyone a few minutes to mingle around the room and attempt to figure out which ingredient they represent by asking each other "yes" or "no" questions. Next, share with the group the correct order of ingredients and then shout "I want a taco!" This is their signal to work as fast as they can to line up in groups that represent the taco ingredients in the correct order. For best results, be certain you have enough people and labels so that everyone is able to be part of a complete taco. And if your group has a strong vegan element, forget about the meat! (Give yourself bonus points if you can adapt this game to a different set of ingredients that fit your particular group best).