The Ministers Cat/A Young UU
This is an alphabet based rhythm game to get participants thinking about inspiring adjectives for a young UU. To begin this game you will want to split the larger group into smaller groups of about 5-10. Now teach the rhythm for the game. At a fairly slow tempo, pat your legs then clap. The rhythm is:
Pat, clap, pat, clap, pat, clap, and so on.
I like to keep doing the rhythm as I explain the rest of the game. You can just stop if you would like once you think they have the rhythm. Explain that they will always use the words:
A Young (pat on young) UU is ______ (Pat on the word in the blank.)
Practice this a few times.
Now explain that they will be using each letter of the alphabet to create a word in the blank. Then the next person in the circle will use the next letter of the alphabet to create their adjective. For example:
1st person: A Young UU is Awesome
2nd person: A Young UU is Bold
3rd person: A Young UU is Caring
And so on. “Ex” words can be used for “X.” When you get to “Z” start at the beginning of the alphabet once again.
If the rhythm gets in the way of the words drop it. It is much more important that the words are said.
Great for the themes of: Change, Common Ground, Community, Preparation, and Vocation.