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In this List Battle game edition, Santa isn't making this list, your students are!


Students compete by making Christmas-themed lists. Yes, that's really the game! Each round has a category and the challenge is to make the longest list of items that fit within each category. There are two versions of gameplay included.

Face-Off Version: Bring up two, three, or four participants (really you can bring as many as you want), or divide the group into teams and appoint a spokesperson for each team. Let Photo Fury land on the category or fire the slide through Pro Presenter/PowerPoint (example: Christmas Movies). One by one, students/teams name an item that fits in that category. If something is repeated or someone gets stumped, they are out for that round. The last person standing wins the round.

Rapid Fire: Divide the larger group into smaller teams or pull up "contestants." Select your category or fire the slide, and give 30-seconds for each team to make the longest list possible (pro-tip: have pen and paper or mini whiteboard and marker available for each team/individual). After the time is up, have them count up how many they had on their list. Scoring can be determined by simply having teams tally one point for every item listed or one point per round to the team/contestant with the longest list.

This is a great game to get students thinking and talking.


This Resource Includes:
• Complete PowerPoint files for each version
• Individual (10 rounds) game slides (jpeg files)
• Instruction slides; one for each version (jpeg files)
• Title slide (jpeg file)


Derry Prenkert

Derry Prenkert

Derry is a 25+ year youth ministry veteran providing coaching, consulting, care, and content to starting, stuck, and struggling ministry leaders (primarily youth pastors).