Youth ministry programs

Christian Icebreaker Activity: Banana Lesson

Here's a suggestion from a young Christian leader in Nebraska... " I like to get our youth thinking by doing hands-on activities. Here is a favorite.

I break the group up into groups and give each group a banana and tell them to cut it up. Then I give them tape, tacks and glue and ask them to put it back together again. After attempting this impossible task, we stop to discuss how hard it is to redo errors that we make. Sometimes they cannot be redone... so it is wise to think carefully about the consequences of things we say or do before taking action".

Thanks for your suggestion, Brandi

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I Want to be Empowered as a Christian Youth Group Leader

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