Sometimes you can spend ages trying to think up games to play when all the time there’s a ready-made source of inspiration right in front of you – children! If your group is anything like ours, they’ll... More

The Olympics are here! And as the greatest show on Earth kicks off, this gives you the chance to have some Games-themed fun with your group.  More

In the last issue I focused on games that are suitable for the great outdoors: ones you can play when you have lots of kids and lots of space. But I know that there were some of you who, on reading the... More

I don’t know about your church but let me be honest about mine – our halls aren’t great for games. So I’m keen to leave our buildings and play some games in the great outdoors as often as possible. Going... More

Is it really that time again? Has it come round so soon? Yes it’s everyone’s favourite Games master of the year: the classics column! Here are games that have been enjoyed for generations – let’s introduce... More

As I sit here staring out of the window, watching the leaves on the trees turn brown, looking at the conkers spread across the pavement and seeing my Facebook feed fill with back-to-school photos, it can... More

Does this scenario sound familiar to you: ‘I’m sorry, what was your name? Come again? Just one more time?’ And then it’s too embarrassing to ask them to repeat it for the 16th time. But this academic year... More

For the first time I’m going to theme this column by the time of year (by that I mean the time of year this issue claims to be not the time youactually get it). So let’s pretend it really is September... More

There’s one prop that our children love more than any other – the parachute. There’s something about a giant piece of coloured material that screams fun. You can play all these games with a 3.5m parachute,... More

One question I get asked a lot is: ‘Why do you have games in your sessions?’ You might want me to talk about reinforcing the theme or complementing the teaching, but the main point of a game is to have... More