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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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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Cup stack

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

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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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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.

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Heads and Tails

A great game for focusing large groups, can be played with as few as 20 or as many as a 1000 – the more the merrier!

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Human Knot

Testing their problem-solving and teamwork abilities, the young people must untangle themselves from one another.

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Irish Snap

A fast-paced card game that’s a fun twist on the traditional version of this game.

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Jailbreak

A fun game for large groups where young people are either guards or prisoners and the prisoners must escape the guards.

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Mafia

A roleplay game where the group must catch and execute the mafia before the mafia takes over.

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Magic Bamboo

Simple in theory, an intense challenge in practice, can you bring the floating bamboo down to earth?