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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Agree or Disagree

Young people are given a statement and must decide whether they agree or disagree before defending their decision.


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.


Balloon Antlers

A fun game where two teams place tights on a member of their teams’ head and the winner is the team who fills these tights the best.


Bim, Bam, Bom!

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


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.


Cheerleader 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.


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.


Create a Country

Who can create the best country and how’d you go about it?


Cup stack

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


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.


Faith Line

A helpful way to begin a conversation about faith and belief in God with secondary school young people.


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.


Garbage Art

The group must recycle bits of rubbish to create a piece of art.


Graffiti Prayer Wall

The Graffiti Wall is brilliant for helping those with a passion for art express themselves to God in a way that is most meaningful to them.