I’m not usually a fan of youth ministry games, but this one was phenomenal last Wednesday night.
I brought two pre-selected spitters onto the stage, both pre-selected adult volunteers. They sat down knee-to-knee on their pre-positioned stools and their pre-fitted goggles on.
I then selected two student volunteers to play the game, one representing each of the spitters. Before any of this happened, I bought 18 different liquids that you would hate to have in your mouth OR spit on you. I poured each of them into a plastic cup and placed that cup inside of a numbered paper bag.
Here’s how the game works:
You rotate asking the students questions that you’ve prepared in advance, some difficult and some easy.
When a student gets a question right, they get to select a numbered liquid that their spitter will then spit on the other contestant. When a student gets a question wrong, the opposing team gets to select a numbered liquid that they will spit on the other contestant.
Someone is always getting spit on. You get the question right, your contestant spits. You get the question wrong, your contestant gets spit on.
Some of my favorite picks were vinegar, tabasco sauce, chunky salsa and of course… Pepto Bismol.