The Human Easter Hunt is a great game for gathering students! It is high energy, fun, and really helps get new people to your meeting. It requires no special equipment, other than some calculators, pens and photocopies of the “point chart.” You will want as many students as possible to drive to the meeting that night in order to have vehicles and drivers to “hunt down” other students. It is best to allow 1-1.5 hours for the “hunt” (you might need more time for a rural area) and 30 minutes to gather back for a short meeting.
This activity has been very successful for others. One person shares his experience: “We started out with 28 students and ended up with 52; 2 students indicated decisions for Christ. It was a blast. The only complaint the students had was they wanted longer to hunt down their friends and possibly to do it on a weekend night. Also, now that they know how much fun it was, they want to do it again and really advertise it.”
Suggested Outline of Human Easter Hunt
|6:45 p.m.||Meet and discuss rules of game|
|7:00 p.m.||Human Easter Hunt begins|
|8:15 p.m.||Meet back for short meeting|
|8:25 p.m.||Salvation testimony from a student|
|8:30 p.m.||Brief explanation of your youth group|
|8:35 p.m.||Divide into small groups for students to go though gospel tracts together (Staff, adult volunteers and leadership students can lead groups)|
|8:45 p.m.||Comment Cards – For Evangelistic Meeting|
|8:50 p.m.||Offer refreshments|
- Your team must be back by _____ p.m. For every minute late, 1000 points will be deducted from your score.
- You can only “hunt” students from _________________ school(s).
- No one in your group can be hunted.
- Each category may only be used once. Each person may only be used for one category.
- You must follow ALL traffic laws (including no speeding).
|250 points||A guy with an egg|
|300 points||A sophomore with a banana|
|350 points||Someone wearing braces|
|400 points||A girl with an algebra book|
|400 points||A junior wearing eye glasses (no sunglasses)|
|500 points||A blond cheerleader|
|500 points||Someone under 5′ tall|
|500 points||Someone taller than 6′ 2″|
|500 points||Member of a foreign language club|
|500 points||Someone on a skateboard|
|500 points||A football player (*300 bonus points for a football captain)|
|600 points||A drum major|
|650 points||Someone with a letter jacket|
|650 points||A guy with size 12 shoes|
|650 points||A redhead|
|750 points||A girl with painted toenails|
|750 points||Someone with a leg or arm in a cast|
|800 points||A freshman wearing a senior ring|
|800 points||Someone wearing roller blades|
|850 points||Someone with a surfboard|
|1000 points||Someone who can juggle (and can prove it)|
|1000 points||Someone who can touch their nose with their tongue (and can prove it)|
|1000 points||Someone who can turn their eyelids inside out|
|1000 points||Someone on a unicycle|
|1000 points||A pair of twins|
|1000 points||A couple who has been together for at least a month|
|1000 points||Someone who will sing the high school fight song|
|1000 points||A cast member from the school’s current play or musical|
|1000 points||A fast-food worker in uniform|
|2000 points||Five freshmen students|
|500 points||(bonus)||Add for every person who fits one of the above categories and has never before been to a meeting hosted by your group|
|1000 points||(penalty)||Deduct for every minute the whole team is late