Best of Online Youth Group Ideas (so far)

How are you doing this week? Are you approaching a new normal? Have you taken time to rest? I am praying that each of you stays healthy and that God’s abundant gifts are made visible to you in this challenging time.

As I can, I will curate the “best of” resources in different categories in the hopes of making ministry easier in a time of social distancing. 

Best Online Youth Group Games and activities

What I’ve tried that worked:  “sketch and fetch” where the leaders sketch a household object youth have to race to find. Minute to Win It games, like moving small snacks using chopsticks or tongs.

Ideas I would like to try:

Fold ‘N Fly Paper Airplane Contest

Games via Video Conferencing suggestions from Lifelong Learning at VTS

A collection of Zoom Games

Quick STEM project challenges could be fun. I am thinking the index card ring to talk about transformation during Holy Week and the plastic Easter egg challenge after Easter Sunday.


You may also be interested in:

Tips and a Blessing for Online Faith Formation

Online Faith Formation Webinar Recording  and 8 things I’ve learned

Yard Art for Palm Sunday and Easter

Let’s Play! Faith Prompts for When We Need to Stay Home

Children’s Ministry During COVID-19

Look for the Gifts: Praying with Children During a Pandemic


3 thoughts

  1. Dear Christine, Wow! Thank you so much for this encouraging website. I really appreciate your attitude and ideas and wonderful, uplifting, example of Faithfulness!! Keep up the good work. You have really made my day on this Monday when I was feeling discouraged!!!


    1. Cathy, thank you for the kind words. I, too, needed some encouragement today. Ministry is challenging as we all learn new ways of connecting with and serving God. Grace and peace to you.


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