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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Magic Island

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


Mummy Races

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


Name Bogies

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


Nature Art

A fun outdoor activity, Nature Art involves young people creating images using the bits of nature they find on the ground.



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


One Body Super Hero

A teamwork and affirmations activity for primary school children where they create an image using the body parts of different members of the group.


Pentecost Kites

Pentecost Kites is a fun activity that involves first making, then decorating and finally flying kites and using the kites as a metaphor for the spirit at Pentecost.


Pentecost Meditation

This Pentecost-themed meditation helps your young people to relate the story of Pentecost to their own lives.


Pep Talk

A 10 year old boy gives an inspiring talk on how to get the most out of life and be the best you can be.



Young people shape the play-dough into what they want to pray for and then transform the shape into what they want to happen.



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


Scavenger Hunt

Teams must work together be the first to collect a list of items from around an area.


Sneak a peak

An activity to build communication within a group as they try and create a sculpture only one of them has seen.



Simple, fun and repeatable. Test the young people’s reactions and get the blood pumping in this challenge to find the splat master!