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Theme Ideas – EGG-TASTIC

Wednesday 18th December 2019

01. GET LEARNING:
Stronger than you think? 

For this activity ask for a few volunteers, or you could even try this with your whole group. For each individual, ask the question, ‘Who is stronger, (name) or the egg?’.

The task is to test the strength of an egg, the young person should put their thumb and index finger on the two ends (top and bottom) of the egg and squeeze to try and break the egg. Many will find it difficult to break the egg, see how long it takes and how much pressure they have to apply (note: you will occasionally find there to be a flaw in the shell which allows it to break easily). You may want to try this over a sink or bowl and also consider protecting clothing. It is always worth trying an activity like this yourself beforehand so you know what to expect.

02. GET ACTIVE: Easter Games

Try out some simple egg based games with your young people:

Egg Table Maze – A Crème egg works well for this game and ideally one each for those taking part, as their prize when they complete the maze is eating the egg. Simply use masking tape to create your own maze and get the young people to start at one end of the maze and roll the egg only using their face/head around the maze to the end. You could time each individual and see who the winner is.

Egg Bowling – You need some hard-boiled eggs (or alternatively plastic shaped eggs) and a dustpan. Secure the dustpan to the floor and approx. 4-5 metres away mark a line from where players will bowl. Give each player the opportunity to bowl a number of eggs into the open dustpan, they will score points for all eggs in the dustpan at the end of their go. You could run this as a league like bowling and give them multiple attempts with two eggs on each attempt.

03. GET INTO THE BIBLE:

he Gospel according to a teabag [Easter]

Read Ephesians 2:5-10

Download the object lesson at:
leaders.boys-brigade.org.uk/teabagobjectlesson.pdf

04. GET ACTIVE: Egg Drop

This is potentially a really messy, but fun game. Divide the group into pairs and identify a number 1 and number 2. Number 1’s should lie on their back with a plastic cup in their mouth (put a bin bag or something over their shoulders to protect clothing). Number 2’s should stand over number 1’s and without bending gently break a raw egg and drop the contents into the cup. Provide a glass or cup to help break the egg against, before its descent into the cup or….! The challenge is to get as much of the egg as possible into the cup. Then get the pairs to swap positions, the pair with the most egg in their cup at the end is the winner. Have a prize at the ready for the winning pair.

05. GET INVOLVED: 40 DAYS OF LENT 

Find out more about the 40 Days of Lent – it is a fun way to count the days of Lent, 40 days of giving back, doing good and living generously. Challenge your young people to get involved. It could be something as simple as washing up at home or you could get out into your community and make a difference.

Check out 40acts.org.uk for ideas and more information.

06. GET ACTIVE: Easter Egg Throw

Hard-boil a dozen eggs and get the group to stand in two lines facing each other around 3 feet apart. Starting at one end the egg should be thrown to the person opposite, they must then throw to next person on the other side, working up the line, until the end. On reaching the end each line takes a step back and the egg goes back down the line. Anyone who drops an egg is out, replace the egg as required. The lines will need to move up to close gaps as people go out, people may even have to change sides to keep it even. Remember this is not a team game. Intensity may be added to this game by using raw eggs that can crack and break if dropped. The person left standing at the end of the game, i.e. the person that has not dropped a single egg, is the winner.

 

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