Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Young Men/Young Women’s Activity Idea: Giant Jenga



I’ve probably mentioned it before, but in my church I serve over the young women. Last week I was in charge of planning the activity for all the young men and young women to do together. Well after some searching on Pinterest and talking to another leader I came up with this idea.

It required a trip to the hardware store. I love the looks you get when you go in there with two little boys in tow.
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So here’s the idea. Giant Jenga.
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But with a twist…So to make it a bit more interesting I found some quiz questions on the Prophet and Apostles (“Watchmen on a Tower”). The kids were divided into two teams and took turns answering the questions. If they got the question right, the other team had to pull a Jenga brick. If they got the question wrong, they had to pull a brick out.
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It was really fun and the kids and leaders all seemed to enjoy it.

The Giant Jenga was really easy, each brick was 10.5” long. For my own purposes I made 45 in total so there were 15 levels to represent The First Presidency and the 12 Apostles, but a standard Jenga set has 54 I think…

Anyway, enjoy. It's super fun to play with a big group, lots of 'ooohs' and 'ahhs'.

UPDATE: Since the activity I've had two leaders borrow the set to play with their family or at a meeting. Pretty cool they like it too!


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26 comments:

  1. This looks so fun. I bet the boys love this!!
    We would like to invite you share this at our party. It is live now: http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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    1. Thanks, all of the kids loved it. I added your party to my list and will be back on Thursday to link up.

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  2. I love this idea! So so fun!! I may have to convince my husband that we need to do this. :)

    Kara
    www.simplisticallysassy.com

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    1. It's so much fun! So glad you liked the idea, thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This is awesome! I've seen the giant Jenga's before at different restaurants and have been wanting to create one for our backyard!! This is perfect! Thanks!! I found you through Rain on a Tin Roof and the linky party. So glad I did!~~Angela

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    1. I've never seen them at restaurants, how fun would that be to play while waiting for a table! Very cool, thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!

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  4. I want to make a set for my reception! Did you use 2 by 4s?

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    1. Yep just regular 2x4's cut to 10.5" each. That would be tons for fun at a reception! Great idea!

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  5. So fun and what a great way to keep things interesting with the added questions!

    ~Sarah

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    1. The questions definitely helped draw out the game and make it more involved. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, so glad you liked it. It is so fun and wood is pretty cheap. Thanks for your comment!

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  7. we have family dinners and the guys are Always trying to outdo eachother in Jenga. . . This is a Wonderful Idea.

    Thanks!!

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    1. I can just picture the guys having a blast with GIANT Jenga if they love the original!

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  8. I love this! Definitely on my list of to-dos for the past couple years. I also picked up some oversized dice at the dollar store for an outdoor Oversized Yatzee game. Looks like so much fun!

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    1. Oversized Yatzee sounds super fun! what a great idea!

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  9. Ha ha, there is a Big Bang Theory episode with Giant Jenga and Sheldon wears a hard hat! Just saw it last night and it looks scary with all that wood falling down!!

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    1. haha I've never seen that one. If you were really good, you might be able to make it tall enough to be dangerous, but as it is, I don't think it could get taller than waist high.

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  10. I featured your yard Jenga on Give Me the Goods link party last week. Come by and check it out and be sure to grab your I Brought the Goods button. Hope you party with us again tomorrow! :)

    http://www.marriedfiling-jointly.com

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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    1. Thanks Chelsea! That's exciting! I will grab that button and be back tomorrow, thanks!

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  11. This was such a great idea, I'd love to add it to our camping games!

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    1. Oh that would be fun to play while camping. Just know it weighs a ton! Have fun

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  12. I just stumbled upon your blog and noticed your last name is the same as my maiden name. I wonder if by some chance we're related by some distant relative. Even cooler is the fact that we're both LDS. My name is Jennifer Haralson Rockwood. No need to respond, but I thought it was cool nonetheless. Love your blog!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, that's really cool. I don't know if we're related, Haralson is my married name, shoot me an email and we'll figure it out! alexharalson08@gmail.com

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