Crazy Game – Shaving Cream & Cereal Face
Shaving Cream & Cereal Face is by far one of my favorite preteen ministry games. It’s one I’ve played over and over again with different preteen groups at different churches, and it is ALWAYS a big hit! The game is messy, crazy and fun…all the needed ingredients to be a HIT with preteens.
The game is totally flexible to any setting. You can play it with a SMALL or LARGE group where everyone participates, or as an upfront game where only a few participate.
I’m honestly not sure where I got the game from, but I think it was the Ultimate Book of Preteen Games by Group Publishing.
Ready to play? Here’s how to play…
Shaving Cream & Cereal Face
- Shaving creme
- Fruit Loops cereal
- Masking tape
Beforehand, mark two lines with masking tape across the room. The lines should be about 6 feet apart from each other.
How to play: Break preteens into groups of 6. Have a leader spread shaving cream all over one player’s face in each group. It’s a good idea to put goggles on the player, so the shaving cream doesn’t get in the player’s eyes. Shaving creme players stand behind one of the masking tape lines facing their teammates, who are in a single file line behind the other masking tape line. Shaving cream players must keep their hands behind their backs throughout the game. Give the first player in each line a cup of Fruit Loops. When you say “GO”, the player in the front of each line has 30 seconds to throw Fruit Loops one at a time at the face of their teammate with shaving cream on their face. The goal is to get the Fruit Loops to stick. After 30 seconds yell, “SWITCH”. Players at the front of the line pass the cup of Fruit Loops to the second player. The front player then runs to the back of the line, and the second player goes to the front. That player then has 30 seconds to throw & stick Fruit Loops on shaving cream player’s face. Continue this process until every player has had a chance to throw Fruit Loops. The team whose player has the most Fruit Loops to stick on their face wins.
- Play with only 2 players per team if doing as an upfront game.
- Use mini-marshmallows instead of Fruit Loops.
- Use ping-pong balls instead of Fruit Loops
- After the game, have a leader with a broom sweep up the Fruit Loops on the ground.
- Designate one guy and girl leader to take shaving cream volunteers into the bathroom to clean off their faces.
- Take pictures of shaving cream players to later share with the group.
- Play upbeat background music during the game.
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Pam Zimmerman’s preteen ministry, Linked 56, used ping-pong balls with eye balls painted on them when doing this game. Pam, great idea! This is a pic of one of her preteens: