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

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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Jockeys

A large group game that works well for focusing a group in an active way. Jockeys works with any age and any number, as long as you have space!

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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?

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Magic Island

Testing their teamwork, the young people must all balance on a gradually shrinking piece of land.

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Mummy Races

Wrapping up team members and then having a race – toilet paper everywhere but fun!

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Name Bogies

A simple but fun game where the aim is to have your name shouted the loudest.

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Ninja

A fast pace game where young people must take out the opposition and become the ninja master.

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Protect the Monarch

A crazy game where the king/queen must be defended from a barrage of balls. Requires teamwork, speed and cooperation.

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Reach for the Sweets

Working as a team, pairs of young people must take it in turns to see how many sweets they can get.

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Riddles

A great way to focus a group and calm them down.

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Rolling Ball Gauntlet

A game for large groups, the group forms a large circle and those who enter must dodge the constant rolling balls.