Welcome to our Catholic youth work Resources archive!

This section is primarily for parish youth workers and those involved in organising groups of young people. You may be a youth worker or leader, or perhaps just a regular young person who wants to start something in their school or parish. Whatever your situation, this Catholic youth work Resources archive is full of ideas for activities, games, praying etc. Use our filter tool below if you’re looking for something in particular. Please bear in mind that many of our resources can be used outside of the designated age range or theme, these are simply here to give you a rough guide!

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Games

Back to Base

A base is decided and young people must run away and hid. They must then try and get back to base a quick as possible without getting caught. This game is great for outdoor fun.

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Bim, Bam, Bom!

Quick, funny and repeatable. A fast pace game where you need to say your word as fast as you can.

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Blindfold game

How do you find your way when you have lots of voices telling you different things?!

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British Bull Dog

An old classic, people must run from one side of an area to another without being caught by the people who are on.

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Capture the Flag

A large group team game where opposing teams must capture the opponent’s flag.

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Carpet Tiles

This is a team game involving carpet tiles and a little bit of competition.

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Choose your base

A large group game that is great for lower secondary school young people and primary school. This game is great requires very little set up but does require a bit of space.

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Clapping Rock/Paper/Scissors

Rock/Paper/Scissors on a large scale with a twist. Every time someone loses a game, they must then become the winners cheering supporter.

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Cup stack

Teams must work together to create a pyramid made of paper cups.

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Do this, Do that

Similar to ‘Simon says’, Do this, do that works great with any size group. When an action is done and you say “do this” they must follow it, when you do an action saying “do that” they must not do it.

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Dodgeball

Splitting the group into two teams, they must throw balls at one another and the winning team is the one who hits all the opposing members first.

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Egg Toss

Egg Toss is a fun race where you paint an egg and then race it down the hill by tossing it down as fast as possible without causing it to crack!

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Escape the Snake tomb

Groups must work together as teams to cross a marked out area and collect items upon the way, while at the same time ensuring they don’t touch the floor.

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Finger Grab

Testing reactions and helping to focus a group, in this game they have to both catch another finger and remain uncaught to win.

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Four Square Dodgeball

A twist on the normal game of dodge ball, this is a handy game for large groups to keep everyone involved.