If your group is like most groups, you may not know all of the parents as well as you would like. Here is an idea to change that!
Have everybody invite their mom or other significant female in their life (grandma, aunt, etc.). You can give door prizes to the oldest moms, the moms with the most kids, the newest moms, the moms who traveled the farthest, etc. Take pictures of everyone with their mom for your website or ministry Facebook page. Get everybody's emails so you can forward copies to them.
So what do you do with all those moms when you get them there? Here is a compilation of some fun activities that is sure to connect your kids and their moms to you.
I Love You Belly Much
Get some large balloons, inflate them, and let the boys put them under their shirts like they're pregnant. Then have some of the moms ham it up by telling them "you are glowing" or "are your ankles swelling?" and so on. This is always good for a laugh!
Next, have them try to touch their toes, give a hug to another pregnant guy, or whatever you think would be fun just to show them how hard it would be if they were pregnant. Ask them how it would feel if that balloon weighed at least eight pounds and they had to carry it around all day, every day for nine months.
Then, give them two or three minutes to try and pop the other guy's balloons without letting theirs get popped. The last one left standing wins. Be sure to take pictures!
Baby Food Roulette
Get several jars of the nastiest baby food ever. Have volunteers stand in a circle and play a song while they pass the baby food jar around. Make sure everybody has their own baby spoon! When the music stops, whoever has the jar has to take a big bite, and then they’re out. Continue until all the baby food has been eaten, or there is a winner!
Baby Bottle Burp
Have three moms race to put a diaper (use a white bath towel) around their own children (their teen). Then have the students sit on their moms’ laps. The moms “feed” them a baby bottle of soda (no more than half full), then make them burp. The first kid to burp, after draining the bottle AND wearing his diaper, wins.
NOTE: Make sure a big enough hole is cut in the bottle top, or else this game could go on forever and be very frustrating for the participants!
Baby Bottle Burp Extra
If you want to spice up Baby Bottle Burp a little, here’s how. Before they are given their bottle of soda, have their moms feed them a jar of baby food. (Make sure it is disgusting!)
Plastic bags from the grocery store split in half make excellent bibs (thus, one bag makes two bibs). Then go on to the bottle of soda.
Another great photo op!
The MAIN EVENT: Mom-O-Rama
Challenge moms, game show style, by asking them questions about their kids and their kids' generation.
Here are a couple examples:
- Describe your child’s current Facebook profile picture/s?
- Which store in the mall is your child’s favorite?
- What musical group/artist is your child’s favorite?
- What is your child’s best friend’s name?
- What is their favorite subject in school?
- What is their favorite movie?
If you want a game show already made up for you, go to our Games Page - Up Front Games and then scroll down to THE BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS.