How to play Hoop Hop Showdown

How to play Hoop Hop Showdown

A video of 4th graders playing a game called Hoop Hop Showdown has gone viral in recent days amassing over 8 million views. What a great twist on the game of rock, paper, scissors. I couldn’t find the rules anywhere online so here they are. Set up a game board using multiple hula hoops. This should zig zag across your meeting space. Split your group into two teams – with teams at either ends of the hula hoop playing board lined up one behind another. On the first whistle the first member of each team hop from hula hoop to hula hoop until they meet somewhere on the game board. They play a round of rock paper scissors until someone wins.  The winner keeps advancing on the gameboard and the loser goes to the back of their team line. Meanwhile the second player in the losing team becomes active and hops onto to the hula hoop play area until they meet the first player from the other team where to play anouther round of rock, paper, scissors. The aim of the game is to reach the last hoop on the gameboard which scores your team one point. The game can be played for a certain perod of time and the team with the most points is the winner. You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children’s work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y...
Nativity story as told by kids – Video

Nativity story as told by kids – Video

A creative video telling the nativity story from the fresh and unique perspective of children. Ideal for church groups or school chaplaincy. I really love this retelling of the nativity story – used  recently for our school Christmas assembly with pupils engaging well. http://www.childrenandyouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/The-Christmas-Story-_-Kids-Perspective.mp4 You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children’s work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y team. More school based resources...
Animation: The Story of Joseph

Animation: The Story of Joseph

Animation: The Story of Joseph http://www.childrenandyouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Gods-Story-Joseph.mp4 A beautifully animated video from kids’ club showing the story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers and his rise within Egypt. It’s ideal for children’s groups or sunday school. You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children’s work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y...
Animation: Noah and the Flood

Animation: Noah and the Flood

http://www.childrenandyouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Gods-Story-Noah.mp4 A beautifully animated video from kids’ club showing the story of Noah and the Flood. It’s ideal for children’s groups or sunday school. You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children’s work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y...
Video: Daniel and the Lions Den

Video: Daniel and the Lions Den

http://www.childrenandyouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/My_Movie.mp4 A beautiful animated retelling of the story Daniel and the Lions den. Ideal for church groups like Sunday School and Bible Class. Sourced: Experience_ECCO You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children’s work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y...

Video: The Power of Words

This could be used as a discussion starter around the theme of the power of words to change the world. You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children’s work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y...
Children’s Session: Palm Sunday

Children’s Session: Palm Sunday

Children’s Session – Palm Sunday Introductory Activities Famous Faces Quiz Can the children and young people guess which famous celebrities are in each mash-up. Quiz Powerpoint: Famous Faces Pin the tail on the donkey Available from Amazon Lotus Party Game – Pin The Tail On The Donkey – 12 Player Palm Branches Children will make their own palm branches that they can take into the service with them. You will need a piece of green construction paper, scissors and tape. Cut your construction paper in ½ inch strips about half way down the length of the paper. Roll uncut end of paper into a tube and tape. Fluff top pieces of paper where you cut into strips to create palm branch. Palm Sunday Worksheets Palm-Sunday-Coloring-Page Newspaper Front Page Wordsearch Main Activities Palm Sunday Relay Race Break the children into two teams. Each team are given a stick donkey, 3 cardboard palm branches and a t-shirt card template. This is a race but when the children are riding the donkey they can only step on the branches or t-shirt template on the ground. To get up and down they will need another member of the group to move the branches/t-shirt after they’ve been stood on. The winning team will be the first with each member to race to the top of the hall and back Palm Sunday Video   Invite children and young people to wonder using such statements as : I wonder why it is called Palm Sunday I wonder what the people were feeling as Jesus rode into Jerusalem I wonder what you would have said to Jesus I wonder how Jesus felt with all...
Video: The Easter Story

Video: The Easter Story

This is a nicely animated video of the Easter story set to the Adele song ‘Make You Feel My Love’. http://www.childrenandyouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Easter-Story.mp4   You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children’s work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y...
Video: Famous Failures

Video: Famous Failures

A short video showing famous failures and that failure isn’t the end of the story. Sometimes failure is seen as something to be avoided but it’s something we will all face.  Rather than give up when things don’t go to plan use it as a learning experience that  can help next time around. Success might be only one fail away! You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children’s work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y...
Video: Parable of the feast

Video: Parable of the feast

This is a nicely animated video retelling Jesus’ parable of the feast in a compelling and relevant way for children and young people. (Luke 14: 15-24) You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children’s work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y...