Eric Gallagher

About Eric Gallagher

Eric Gallagher is a husband and father living in South Dakota. He has been involved in youth ministry since 2003. He has a great love for Discipleship and is currently serving the Diocese of Sioux Falls as the Director of Youth Discipleship & Evangelization. Eric is the founder of Cofome, LLC. which involves all kinds of various online projects, websites, and resources. You can support his work on Patreon here. Interested in having Eric come speak or train your parish or Diocese? Go here.

Game: Wink

2019-09-28T12:09:27-06:00

This is a game we played when I was in Junior High and I loved it. Seems to work best with groups of about 20 or more. It is sort of like the Frogger, which we will put up soon. A great game for youth group. Have everyone sit in a circle, with chairs or

Game: Wink2019-09-28T12:09:27-06:00

Game: Boppity Bop Bop Bop

2019-09-28T11:46:50-06:00

A great game for any size group.  Typical ‘circle’ game where the person in the middle tries to get out.  Comes with several different options.  Easily create more of your own also! This game can be played with as little as 5 people and still be a ton of fun. It is a typical circle

Game: Boppity Bop Bop Bop2019-09-28T11:46:50-06:00

Game: Buzz

2019-09-28T06:56:26-06:00

You should split up into groups of 3-6 people. You can have more than six, but not seven people. This game is unique in that the group(s) will work together to win. The goal of the game is to count to 50. One person starts by saying “1.” The next person continues with “2.” You

Game: Buzz2019-09-28T06:56:26-06:00

Game: Towel Throw

2019-09-28T05:57:02-06:00

Here’s a quick game that works in almost any setting…plus everybody gets to play. All you need is a hand towel (or dish towel). Here’s how you do it. Prior to the game, tie a small knot in the middle of a hand towel. (You may want to do this to several hand towels to

Game: Towel Throw2019-09-28T05:57:02-06:00

Game: Screaming Toes

2019-09-28T05:51:14-06:00

You will need at least 5 people to play.  If you have more than 25 people, it may be good to split them in to two groups. First have everyone shake each others hand and introduce themselves to each other. Then have everyone stand in a circle. Directions: Everyone will look down at their feet.

Game: Screaming Toes2019-09-28T05:51:14-06:00

Game: Egg Russian Roulette

2019-09-27T18:20:18-06:00

This game was a huge success at our summer camps. To start you will need one dozen eggs for every two teams.  Seven of the eggs in each dozen should be boiled and five should not.  Mix them up in the carton so you can't tell which ones are which. We had the teams (small groups)

Game: Egg Russian Roulette2019-09-27T18:20:18-06:00

Game: Ninja

2019-09-27T18:14:17-06:00

You may have seen this game before and not really understood what was going on.  The game is called Ninja.  It is an extremely easy game to figure out and explain but can take a lifetime to master.  Youth Ministers like it simply because they will play and analyze it more than anyone else, ensuring

Game: Ninja2019-09-27T18:14:17-06:00

Game: Ships & Sailors

2019-09-27T18:04:18-06:00

This youth group game is great for larger groups and does well in a bigger room or outdoors in the grass.  It is a pretty simple game, and when done with a quick explanation seems to do great!  It is something the youth from retreats and camps that I have been a part in have

Game: Ships & Sailors2019-09-27T18:04:18-06:00

Game: Psychiatrist

2019-09-27T17:59:48-06:00

Materials Needed – None Size of Group – Could have anywhere from 5 to 50! This is one my favorites to use with new groups or as an icebreaker for large groups.  It is easy to explain, allows for some creativity in the group, and allows kids to chat and bond as a group through it out.

Game: Psychiatrist2019-09-27T17:59:48-06:00

Game: Hunter, Gorilla, Woman

2019-09-22T13:10:00-06:00

This game is like rock, paper, scissors. We play it with individuals, if you browse around there is a group/team version of this game. Have everyone grab a partner and stand back to back. Count to three and have them turn around and do an action. You can create your own actions for the three

Game: Hunter, Gorilla, Woman2019-09-22T13:10:00-06:00