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Ideas for Youth Group Church Activities


Finding fun and exciting youth group activities can be a challenge. You have a diverse group of kids with a wide range of needs. Not only that, you want to make sure that you're offering good, clean fun for the kids. Luckily, there are plenty of options out there, including youth group activities for small churches that will allow you to keep the service focused on the teens while offering a fun, fantastic experience for everyone involved. If you're looking for something to set your next youth group service or activity apart, consider hosting a foam party, an exciting event that will have the youth talking for a long time.

What is a foam party?

A foam party fills the area of your choice with yard-safe, hypoallergenic foam. A foam generator produces the bubbles and foam while the kids dance, slide, and play. You can play worship music, include bright lights, and encourage your youth group to rock out and have fun. Foam parties can make for an incredible night that everyone will be sure to remember.

If you want to add extra fun to your foam party, you can also try choosing specialty foams to make the event even more special. Check out glow foam, which shines brilliantly under black light, or choose from various colored foam options. You can mix and match for extra brilliance and fun or stick with a single color representing your youth group, the theme of a sermon series, or even local team colors.

What do I need for a foam party?

Setting up for a foam party doesn't have to be a major challenge. You can make it as simple or as complex as you like, including covering a larger space with multiple foam generators, setting up a dance pit, or creating foam obstacles that your youth group members can attempt. Smaller youth groups may want to start with just the basics, which include:

  • A space to host the party. Foam parties can be held indoors or outdoors, but you'll need ample space for the foam to grow. Make sure you take cleanup into account when you select the area!
  • A foam generator. You can rent a foam generator for the duration of your party and return it when it's over, or if you'll be planning a lot of foam parties, choose to purchase your own.
  • Plenty of foam solution! How much foam solution you need depends on the area you're covering, whether the foam machines will run full-time or intermittently, and how long you plan to host your party. Check the foam machine directions or talk to a Foam Daddy Approved Vendor to get a better idea of exactly how much solution you'll need.

As you plan for your church youth group service, you may also want to consider whether you want to bring in an expert to run your foam party. Having someone else on hand to help with setup, cleanup, and running the foam machine means that youth leaders and volunteers can focus on other aspects of the service, including ensuring that the kids have a great time. Furthermore, consider those little extras that will take your event to new heights, including options like black lights, fun worship music, and more.

Contact us today!

If you're ready to start designing a new youth group activity that will keep the teens talking and help bring more interest to your services, a foam party could be the perfect option for your needs. Contact us to discuss how we can help make your next youth event spectacular.

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