Welcome to our Catholic youth work Resources archive!

This section is primarily for parish youth workers and those involved in organising groups of young people. You may be a youth worker or leader, or perhaps just a regular young person who wants to start something in their school or parish. Whatever your situation, this Catholic youth work Resources archive is full of ideas for activities, games, praying etc. Use our filter tool below if you’re looking for something in particular. Please bear in mind that many of our resources can be used outside of the designated age range or theme, these are simply here to give you a rough guide!

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Back to Base

A base is decided and young people must run away and hid. They must then try and get back to base a quick as possible without getting caught. This game is great for outdoor fun.


Balloon Antlers

A fun game where two teams place tights on a member of their teams’ head and the winner is the team who fills these tights the best.


Cup stack

Teams must work together to create a pyramid made of paper cups.



A drama put to music, showing the fall of humankind and how far God will go to get us back.


Group Transformers

Have the group put their imagination and teamwork to the test as they create scenes and items using only their bodies.


Heads and Tails

A great game for focusing large groups, can be played with as few as 20 or as many as a 1000 – the more the merrier!


Human Knot

Testing their problem-solving and teamwork abilities, the young people must untangle themselves from one another.


Irish Snap

A fast-paced card game that’s a fun twist on the traditional version of this game.



A fun game for large groups where young people are either guards or prisoners and the prisoners must escape the guards.



A large group game that works well for focusing a group in an active way. Jockeys works with any age and any number, as long as you have space!


Magic Bamboo

Simple in theory, an intense challenge in practice, can you bring the floating bamboo down to earth?


Magic Island

Testing their teamwork, the young people must all balance on a gradually shrinking piece of land.

How To

Making a Prayer Display/Focus

A fantastic way to help set an atmosphere for a prayer is by having a prayer focus. Here we run through a couple of useful things to consider when putting one together.



A fast pace game where young people must take out the opposition and become the ninja master.


Protect the Monarch

A crazy game where the king/queen must be defended from a barrage of balls. Requires teamwork, speed and cooperation.


Reach for the Sweets

Working as a team, pairs of young people must take it in turns to see how many sweets they can get.