Have parents and club members come dressed as farmers. Ask each family to bring a specific ice cream topping (chocolate syrup, whipped cream, fruit, chocolate chips, etc.).

  • Chicken Tail Dodgeball. One team lines up single file, with hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them to make a “chicken.” The other team forms a circle around the chicken. The outside team throws a ball at the “chicken tail”—the last person in line—aiming to hit below the waist. Each time the tail is hit, that player joins the circle team, and the new last person on the chicken team becomes the tail.
  • Waddle Relay. Divide into teams, and line up single file. Players squat and hold their knees with their hands. In this position, players in turn race to the goal and back.
  • Cross the Barnyard. Divide the group in half and have them stand facing each other at opposite ends of the room. One player stands in the middle, calls out two or three names of other players along with, “Come across the barnyard,” and demonstrates a motion that the players must imitate as they run to the opposite side (hop on one foot, run backward, moonwalk, slide, walk like a duck, etc.) The player in the middle must also do the same motion while trying to tag players as they cross. The first tagged player becomes the one in the middle of the barnyard for the next round.
  • Dog-Chase-Tail Relay. Run an ordinary relay race. But when the leader calls out, “Dog chase tail!” players immediately stop, spin in a circle, and then continue running. The leader calls this out many times during the relay.
  • Devotions. Have club members act out the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:3-9) while someone reads it out loud. For the explanation of the parable in verses 18-23, “interview” the club members.
  • Sundaes. Put out ice cream and the toppings that club members brought for a make-your-own sundae bar. Serve it all in a long trough planter from a hardware store if you want to really go crazy. Then everyone can pig-out!