Friday, April 21, 2017

Resource Marketplace: "THE MINISTRY MARKET"

Looking for a place to share or sell your resources? 

Have you submitted your amazing game or lesson to be "downloaded" for youth ministry and are waiting for it to posted? 

Consider "The Ministry Market", to get your resources out there and make a little bit of money. 




Admittedly, it sounds to good to be true or some kinds of scam, but it is not.  It is a real opportunity to get your resources and yourself out there.  Also, being real, if you look, you will see it is just taking off, so the youth ministry resources are limited.  It is only because people have not heard about it and have not really taken advantage of this neat, simple site.    My wife, who is a teacher, uses a similar site "Teachers Pay Teachers".  You will have do a bit of leg work and promote yourself and your "store" but it will pay-off a bit if you do.  You won't get rich, but it might be just enough to take your special someone out a couple times?

Basic Instruction:
1. Sign Up/Create An Account (it is FREE)
2. Create Your Own Store (it is FREE!)
3. Upload Your Stuff (you are responsible for quality and proof-reading)
      * Set up if you want to provide downloadable content or even physical content that needs to   
        physically mailed 
4. Set Up Your Dashboard (control your content)
5. Connect Your PayPal Account
6. Promote Your Stuff.

CHECK OUT MY STORE (*as an example) 

RanDumb Youth Ministry Meme #116

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Teaching Clip #74: "I Grew Up in the Westboro Baptist Church...."



A powerful Ted Talk, that might work well as a teaching clip, small group discussion, or as a lesson lead in. 

WARNING: There is some language and topics that might not fit your group.  Please pre-watch and decide if your group/context is the best fit for the clip.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Game #169: "Pool Noodle Charades"

QUICK, HILARIOUS EASY GAME, WITH LITTLE PREP.

GREAT FOR REGULAR YOUTH GROUP NIGHT  OR SUMMER POOL PARTY! 




SUPPLIES:
• 2-3 long pool noodles
• Pack of index cards
• Pen/Marker

GAME PLAY:
Quick explanation: A twist on the charades where teams will work to guess what the upfront player(s) are acting out in the time allowed

Before the Game:
• Write out clues on the index cards (suggestions below)
Playing
• Split the group into at least 2 teams. Consider guys vs. girls.
• Give the players the “Quick Explanation” and rules
• Start off by ask for 1 player from the first team to come to the front
• Have them face their team and show them the clue on the card
• On “Go!” player will have 30 second using the pool noodle act out or form a clue for their team to try to guess.
• Continue the game with each team taking turns and have new upfront players each round
• Teams get 1 point for each correct guess

Rules:
• Upfront players cannot speak, make sounds or form letter/numbers.
• The guessing team only has the allowed time to guess, if they cannot guess it correctly the opposing team has 1 guess as a team to “steal” and get the point.
• Do not announce category, unless you would like. It will make it a bit more fun and difficult

Winner(s)
• Winning team is the team that has the most points at the end of the assigned rounds.

Clue Suggestions:
  • Easy: Animals (moose, horse…), Food (spaghetti, burger, banana…) Object (phone, knife, straw) Sports (basketball, soccer, pole vaulting…) 
  • Medium: Person (firemen, soldier…) Action (walk, run, fly, question…)
  • Hard: Movie Title (Star Wars, Snakes on a Plane, Tangled,…) TV Shows (The Voice, Dance with the Stars…) 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

News U Can Use: "Adulthood passage rituals can create stronger faith"

"Life is a series of passages — from womb to a parent's arms, from childishness to childlikeness, from school to work, from independence to commitment, from life to death.

Historically, the Christian church has marked these events with rituals that turn these passages into significant events of faith formation, such as baptism, confirmation, marriage and funerals. More recently, it seems the church has lost the ability to bring meaning to the passage from adolescence to adulthood.

G. Stanley Hall, the pioneering psychologist and educator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, identified adolescence as a time of "storm and stress" caused primarily by developmental physiology. He indicated the turbulent time in a young person's life lasted about two or three years.

In the following years, famed anthropologist Margaret Mead argued that the "storm and stress" of adolescence does not occur in cultures where there are identifiable transition events from childhood to adulthood. In other words, adolescence is as much, if not more, about culture as it is about biology.

As academic researchers from a variety of fields argued and postulated about adolescence through the 20th century, an interesting thing took place. Adolescence in the American experience began to lengthen. Secondary sexual characteristics began to occur at younger ages, while societal forces pushed adulthood to older ages.

For example, while the average age of puberty dropped from 14-15 to 11-12, the age when someone is considered an adult — as noted by cultural events, such as high school graduation, college graduation, drinking age and marriage — has increased. We are left with a murky adolescent limbo lasting up to 15 years, with no biological or cultural marker that clearly determines when one achieves adult standing.

For those concerned about Christian formation, the long transition of adolescence offers an intriguing opportunity to shape one's faith identity.... " 
READ MORE AT "LONGVIEW NEWS JOURNAL" 



Monday, April 17, 2017

Involving your Daughter, as a Pastor (10 Reasons Why)

In this picture there are 5 pastor's daughters.  2 daughter of my Sr. Pastor, 1 on the stage leading worship and 1 in the front row worshipping with her husband.  The second row is my daughter with her arm around, our worship pastor's daughter standing next to the daughter of one of our campus pastors.  There is actually a 6th pastor's daughter 1 more row back that you don't see, my worship pastor's other baby daughter with cute pink headphones to protect her ears but still smiling and clapping to the music her daddy is playing.

I love being part of a church where the staff children are loved and embraced.  I love the fact especially that our daughters are cherished.  It is amazing for us to watch the adult daughters of our Sr. Pastor, leading and living an example for the younger girls.

It is even more significant after coming from a church, where the staff children were to "not be seen and not be heard".  Where our daughters and women in general were not given a voice or were barely allowed upfront. It is refreshing to be in a place where our daughters are highly involved and are welcome to serve along side of their fathers.

Involving our daughters as pastors in our ministry, church, and life is important.  Not to demand it, but to welcome it, embrace it, and truly celebrate it!  Here is why it is important. 

10. They will learn they have a voice in the church and in our world. 

9. They will see our example as leaders, first hand, enabling them to make discerning choices about the men they allow to lead them in their future (husbands, pastors, bosses...) 

8. They will see examples of Godly woman, first hand, empowering them to make wise choices about the women they want to become and the kinds of female role-models they choice to follow. 

7. They learn how to be"help-mates" and Biblical partners in ministry.  They can see your wife and her role in your ministry.  

6. They will learn how to serve and experience the value of using their gifts and talents for God. 

5.  They will be given a safe place to talk and wrestle with what it means to be a "woman" and a safe place to grow into being a woman. 

4. They can become a role model and encouragement for younger girls in the church but especially for other daughters on staff. 

3.  Because being a PK, is not easy.  There is a lot of people that your daughter has to share you with sometimes.   There is extra demands, weird schedules, and life interruptions.  Involving them allows them to "own" it and appreciate it.   It is not just dad's ministry, it is "mine"... "ours". 

2.  So they will be less likely to walk away from faith, church, God and maybe even you when they get older.  There is no guarantees, but involvement is one more way to allow faith to become "sticky".  Taking it from being "dad's church"..."dad's job"..."dad's faith" to "my church"..."my ministry"..."my faith"! 

1.  They are a daughter of the King and they are your daughter too.  You get to share them! They deserve VIP, full access passes to us, church and to God.  They should have the privilege to the front row seats and the backstage pass.  


Friday, April 14, 2017

Parent Ministry Resource Partner: "MinistrytoParents.Com"


Over the last couple years, I have been partnering and writing for "Parent Ministry" 


 I have been one of their lead content writers for about 3 years now.

They are continuing to do great things in helping youth workers do a better job of equipping, empowering and engaging parents!

I have recently taken on some new projects with them including helping them write the content for both there youth and children's ministry online parenting classes.


If you have never heard of "Parent Ministry" , I would encourage you to check them out.

QUICK OVERVIEW:


ONLINE PARENTING CLASSES 

*Some of my recent ones I have written cover topic like:

  • "Developing Gratefulness in Your Teen"
  • "Helping Your Teen Deal with Stress"
  • "Teaching Your Teen Responsibility" 

TOOLBOX RESOURCES:  (*like these)                          

  


















SNAPSHOTS 
(short"cliff notes"of parenting books)


Recent "Snapshot" Books:
  • Are My Kids on Track? by Goff, Thomas, Trevathan
  • Help My Kids Are Viewing Pornography by Tim Challies
  • Belonging and Becoming by Mark and Lisa Scandrette
  • 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smart Phone Obsessed Kid by Jonathan McKee

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Media Freebie #98: "Gift Card PS Mock Up"

PERFECT FOR YOUTH MINISTRY GIVEAWAYS AND PRIZE PROMOTIONS FOR EVENTS AND OTHER TIMES. 

"In this pack, you will find 4 different mockups to show your Gift Cards or Coupon Codes in a professional way and in just a few seconds. From 1 to 4 cards at the same time, this gift card mockup it is easy to update with your own design by using Photoshop Smart Objects. You can use any color or design you wish for the blister or/and the cards. Changing the background color could not be more easy, just double-click on the color layer, choose your desired color and click OK.

In each one of the files, you will find a shadows layer group, where you can easily set the shadow for light or dark backgrounds according to your specific needs, or simply turn it off if you do not wish a shadow on it."

CLICK HERE (to check it out and give some love to "Media Loot")

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Game #168: "It's Just So Punny!" (screen game)

Here is a Super "PUNNY" Screen-Based Game For Your Group!

Sure to Get Everyone Thinking, Laughing and Groaning?

See if your students can figure out the 10 Picture Puns and 1 Bonus Pun! A hilarious game for any occasion.
Great lead into a lesson on "interpretation", "understanding" and "knowing and understanding"


Includes:
  • Title Slide 
  • 10 Question Slides
  • 10 Answer Slides
  • Bonus/Tiebreaker Slides
  • Editable Full Powerpoint Presentation 
  • Flat Full Powerpoint Presentation 
**All Slides are Wide Jpeg (1920 X 1080) Format!

Here is an Example...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

News U Can Use "You, Too, Can Instagram Like A Teenager"

(** Just in Case You Are Living Under a Youth Ministry Rock...)
"Instagram is my favorite social media app.

This was not always the case. I've long been comfortable writing Facebook and Twitter posts, usually attempting pithy and witty in my posts. But Facebook and Twitter can sometimes feel like a barrage of anger and injustice, and it feeds into stress.

Facebook Inc.'s Instagram logo is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone in this arranged photograph taken in Washington, D.C., U.S. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Instagram, on the other hand, with its pretty pictures and wit and whimsy-via-image usually relaxes and inspires me these days. I check and post to Instagram far more often than the other social media outlets these days. How did it come to this?

In a previous life of working in digital strategy and academia, I spent a lot of time trying to understand what young people were doing with social media, and Instagram was (and continues to be) one of the top apps for them. I loved seeing the secret visual language they used — the inside jokes, the fun selfies, the clothes, the emojis — and I guess you could say that I not only picked up a few tips and tricks, but I also went native. Believe it or not, teens can teach us a lot about how to use Instagram..." 
 READ MORE AT FORBES

Lesson Illustration/Object Lesson: "Build Your Own Lie Detector"

Are you doing a lesson on truth? 

Have an upcoming lesson about honesty and integrity? 

Hook your kids up to a lie detector!!! 

Head over to Cracker Barrel and buy one! Yes, Cracker Barrel!! 

CLICK HERE (to order one)  or visit your local "Cracker Barrel"! 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Top 10: Youth Ministry in the City vs. Youth Ministry in the Country!

10. Street Racing? (souped up cars VS. souped up horse & buggy...seriously)

9. Friday Nights? (hang with your kids at mall and Starbucks VS. hang with your kids at the DQ after the game)

8. Downtown? (area with stores, restaurants, traffic VS. the road by the cotton gin, the post office, and beauty parlor)

7. A Block? (1 street down VS. 1 mile...give or take?)

6.  Schools? ("All youthworkers must be 100 yards off of school property between first bell and last bell" VS. "Hey, this is the principal at_____ I just wanted to call and let you know _______ got in trouble, can you come over?"

5.  Friday Bonfire? (A small fire pit with 4 logs and a reasonable flame VS. everything that we can find that is flammable on 4 farm radius,  flame visible from space) 

4.  Going out to Eat? (a over-priced fish, cucumber and mint taco served with a side organically grown kale VS. an all-you-can-eat Smorgasbord of down-home style food, served with a side of gravy) 

3. Family? (Those people you live with in your house when dad is not working and the kids are not out of town for travel parcheesi team or the national geometry bee  VS. The imperfect but hardworking people that care for you and... the 23 cousins, aunts, uncles that live walking distance from your house, that also care for you.)

2. Church? (a few building in the suburbs, where people go occasionally at Easter and Christmas or an old stone building downtown, that is now a nightclub  VS. multiple buildings located everywhere, where everyone in the area, is a member of at least 3, and the family attends at least 1 regularly, and their kids attend at least 2 of the youth groups regularly)  

1.  Students? THE SAME! 
They are being influenced by the same social media, TV, movies, and music.  They have the same spiritual questions, struggles, and temptations. They experience the  same heart-break.  They face the same pressures to succeed.  They have the same family issues.   They have the SAME NEED for a youth ministry and youth leader (paid or unpaid), that care for them, love them, and are willing to be present in their lives.  THEY HAVE THE SAME NEED FOR JESUS! 


Thursday, April 6, 2017

RanDumb Youth Ministry Meme #115


April Featured Blog: "The Discipleship Project"

"Discipleship is the hardest, least sexiest, most frustrating part of youth ministry but it reaps the greatest rewards. Too often youth worker are busy just trying to survive unreasonable pastors, parents, and church members to develop a strategy to disciple kids. We often let camp, retreats, and conferences do this for us. Kids who modifyd their behavior so they can be accepted within the spiritual community is not a disciple of Jesus, they are a follower of the program. They nod their head, raise their hands, and say amen at the right time. So, their will be no short cuts, no soft words, no warning triggers, just the truth along with the best ideas, resources and strategies to give you the best chance of developing life-long followers of Jesus."- Paul Turner 

This Site is Jam-Packed with Resources! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

News U Can Use: "Middle Schoolers Raise $19,500 for Local Charity"

"North Pole Middle School students are a force to be reckoned with. Just ask the 13 charities that will receive portions of $19,500 raised during the middle schoolers’ 2017 Champions for Charity campaign.

Participants in this monthlong fundraising campaign are teams composed of seventh- and eighth-graders. The actual winner is decided by the team’s final place in the one-of-a-kind McHenryball Tournament, fundraising, sportsmanship and team spirit. This year, team Disco Ballers won the overall championship.

It all started five years ago when North Pole Middle School created a unique game called McHenryball to honor a student who died. It’s a combination of dodgeball, capture the flag and tag, played on a court filled with paintball-style obstacles. Students created teams, raised money and chose charities to receive those funds..." 
READ MORE "NEWS MINERS" 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Top 10: Ways to Keep People Coming After Easter Sunday!??

10. Bacon Sunday- a free pound of bacon for every friend you bring?

9. No Cover Charge Sunday- one Sunday a year, that offering WON'T be taken?

8. Give-Away Sunday- shoot polos and button up oxford out into the crowd, throw adult contemporary CDs and Gospel cassettes out, have a drawing for a new gift card to Cracker Barrel...Give away a brand new Hover-Round!!!

7. Funday Sunday- Instead of having the senior pastor speak, hire a stand up comedian

6. Ladies Morning Sunday- Have as many of your single and avaiable ladies of your church attend that Sunday morning, sure to bring in single guys!!?

5. Pajama Sunday- people are staying home in bed?? why not offer a REAL "Come as You Are" Sunday!!?

4. Bingo Sunday- Throughout the service have stratigically placed numbers in songs, sermon, and Bible references, sure to attract the older crowd?

3. Swimsuit Sunday- The older generation is always talking about the good old days, when everyone wore "suits" to church? The younger generation would rather be at the pool or beach wearing a swim-SUIT? So...TADA, everyone is happy?

2. Sundae Sunday- I scream, You Scream....at our kids on the to church? Why not have Ice Cream?

1. Work Just As Hard to Put Prayer and Preparation into Every Sunday Morning...Without Tricks or Gimmicks?

Friday, March 31, 2017

The T-shirt of the Month: "Jesus Saved My Bacon"



This is a simple fun shirt for fans of both Jesus and Bacon! 

Jesus in fact saved our "bacon" both spiritually and physically. He saved us from "frying" for eternity but also because He came, he changed the Old Testament law, so we can now eat pork....BACON!!

Funds from this shirt will help me launch the new "MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY" website a website dedicated to providing a variety of much needed resources to pastors, teachers, and other
leaders working with "middle years" students (5th-9th graders). 

Ran-Dumb Youth Ministry Meme (Classic)




















(*originally posted here in 2014, has been shared and reposted numerous times since!)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lesson Series: "YRU" (Why Are You Here?)



A 4 lesson series about Finding Your True Identity and Purpose in the World! 





OVERVIEW: 
  • Lesson 1: "YRU:Here"
  • Lesson 2: "YRU: U"
  • Lesson 3: "YRU: There"
  • Bonus Lesson: "YRU: Family 

INCLUDES: 
  • Lesson Slides: Numbered in Order and with Titles for each Lesson (jpg). 
  • Video and Movie Illustration Suggestions Positioned in the Presentation with Links
  • Series Title Slide (jpg)
  • Additional Blank Lesson and Verse Slides (jpg)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Game #167: "Eggs-Rays" (Easter Game)

HERE IS MY NEWEST GAME FOR "DOWNLOAD YOUTH MINISTRY" FROM THE MY NEW SET OF GAME COMING OUT! 

JUST IN TIME FOR 
EASTER! 


A Silly fun Easter time big screen game. Everyone loves the surprises hidden inside an Easter egg! Take a good look at the silhouette in each of these Easter eggs to try to figure out what or who is hidden inside.

This Resource Includes:
• Complete PowerPoint game file
• Individual (10 Q&A + instructions + sample Q&A + bonus Q&A + Bible verse) game slides (jpeg files)
• Title Slide (jpeg file)

Sample:

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

News You Can Use: "Shark Tank & Frito Lay Challenge Pre-Teens to Invent"

Frito-Lay Variety Pack has teamed with “Shark Tank”’s Robert Herjavec to launch an inventions contest for kids seven and up, with a grand prize of $250,000.
Families can enter the “Dreamvention” contest by coming up with a “fun” invention idea, creating a simple drawing and short explanation of it, and uploading them to MyDreamvention.com by April 24. 
Five finalists will be announced in September. U.S. consumers will vote to determine the winning invention, with that decision announced in December. The invention will be brought to life by product development firm Mako Design + Invent. 
Herjavec kicked off the contest by helping kids come up with inventions during a Frito-Lay-hosted “Invent-athon” for Bay Area fifth graders held at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. ... READ MORE AT MEDIA POST 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Top 10: Reasons I STILL Love Summer Camp!



HERE IS A RE-POST FROM A COUPLE YEARS BACK, AS I HEAD INTO MY FIRST FULL SUMMER WITH MY NEW GROUP OF 5TH-8TH GRADERS AND TAKE THEM TO CAMP FOR THE FIRST TIME!!






* ORIGINAL POST (July 2014) 

In the new era of youth group missions trip and services projects combined with the ever increasing personal schedule of our young people, going to a week of camp is quickly losing it popularity and support.  This summer with my transition from one youth group to another almost exactly half-way through the summer.  I got to go to TWO weeks of summer camp!!  It reminded me why camp is still great and why we need to still included in our youth ministry's summer!! Call me old fashion and out-dated but... Here are the way I STILL Love going to Summer Camp....


10. Freedom to Worship, Sing and Celebrate!- No where else but at camp can you sing as loud and as wild as you want with all your heart...with Hand Motions!! (* come on Tomlin, Crowder, Hillsong--help us bring back worship hand motions? :-) )

9. Being Out in God's Creation!- You want to get close to God the creator, go hang out in what he has created for awhile?

8. Interacting with New People and Making New Friends!- Only at camp can you really interact, bond and make real friendships with people from other churches and places that will last a lifetime.

7.  History, Tradition and Legend.- Conferences and Mission Trips have just not made it there yet.  When you go to camp you are walking on "holy ground" of generations of people before you who gave thier lives to change the church and the world because of time they spent at that place.

6.  Random Silliness and Campy Humor! We all need some good clean fun sometimes.  Christianity and church has all got a bit to somber, serious, and stuffy.  We were created with a sense of humor and the ability to laugh...Skit Night! Flag Pole Songs!! Singing for Seconds at Dinner Time!! Stupid Human Tricks for a Letter from Home!! Where else do you do that???

5. Camp Snack Shack/Bar/Stand/Shop.... Think of it as a Crash Course in stewardship and money management! A tasty....tasty lesson in life skills!

4. Growing Up Time Away from Mom & Dad.  A week away from home and from parents for the first time! Besides a couple sleepovers at grandmas house, it is the first REAL time away and on your own! Sorry it is "helicopter-free" fly-over air space moms and dads!

3. Eight to Ten Chapel Times inside of 5 days!  For young people who between vacations, summer sports, summer activies, and just outright being part of families who just take the summer off from church and God...Call it Make Up!!?

2. Morning Quiet Times By The Lake/Pond/Creek/Other Body of Water! John 4:14?? Something spiritual and significant??

1. End of the Week Camp Fire! You can argue it and debate the emotion of the moment but how many of us are in ministry because of a end of the week of camp, camp fire moments!!?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Free Lesson Help & Teaching Clips: "The Bible Project"


"The Bible Project creates videos that show the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. The Bible is literary genius and has divine wisdom for the modern world."

CHECK OUT THIER FREE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF AMAZING VIDEOS! 
https://www.youtube.com/user/jointhebibleproject/videos 

ALSO CHECK OUT THIER WEBSITE FOR:
- Resources (Notes, Handouts Posters...)
- Bible Reading Plan
- Podcast
- AND MORE
https://thebibleproject.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

News U Can Use: "Age 10 is the Mobile Device Sweet Spot"

"Given the ubiquity of smartphones among today’s kids, gaining insight on usage patterns and mobile motivations is an ongoing endeavor—and one that Nielsen has undertaken in its most recent Mobile Kids Report.

Released today, the Q4 2016 study examined smartphone usage among US kids ages six to 12, as well as their parents’ attitudes towards mobile devices and wireless services.

Among the findings is the fact that age 10 appears to be a sweet spot for mobile service adoption (22%), followed by age eight (16%). Ages nine and 11 are tied at 15%. Just under half (45%) of US kids receive a service plan between the ages of 10 and 12....
READ MORE AT KIDSCREEN

Monday, March 20, 2017

Quote and Thought of the Week

I have been around many pastors, churches, and people that talk a lot about being "deep".

I have heard from many youth pastors, talking about their students, parents, and leaders telling them they need to go deeper with lesson or ministry. But what is "Deep"?

Deep Theology is about Swimming in the Deep End of the Pool of Living.
Not Sitting on the Deep End of the Pool Drowning Because You Tried to Drink the Whole Pool.

Here is how my current Sr. Pastor explained it....


Top 10: Easter-Time Dodgeball Games!!


TEN RAN-DUMB, ABIT SILLY, BUT COMPLETELY PLAYABLE OPTIONS FOR YOUR DODGEBALL OBSESSED MS/JH/PRE-TEEN STUDENTS  WITH SOME DORKY EASTER TWISTS???



10. Dodge the Easter Candy (Chocolate Bunny or Jelly Beans!?) 

9. Dodge the Peeps (marshmallow, but is you really want to do it right get REAL LIVE peeps?)  

8. Dodge the Easter Baskets (* those soft sport-shaped ball ones might work great?) 

7. Dodge the Cadbury Egg (Explosive sticky little Easter grenades of fun!??) 

6.  Bunny Hop Dodgeball (tie everyone's ankles together) 

5. Dodge the Easter Eggs (*hard boil some, But not all!!? OR you can just wimp out and use plastic ones?) 

4. Dodge Judas (secretly pick out one person on each team to be the "betrayer" and at some point they will turn on their team) 

3. Dodge the Easter Bunnies (replace the balls with cheap stuffed animal easter bunnies) 

2.  Easter Bunny Hunting Dodgeball (dress one player from each team up in as an easter bunny or at least give them bunny ears, their team has to defend them if the other team hits them their team loses) 

1.  Resurrection Dodgeball! (kind like doctor dodgeball, if player gets hit they sit down and someone comes around and "Resurrects" them....)