Youth Talk – Friday's Youth Club – The Great Task List

For this you will need to give a copy of this worksheet out to everyone with a pencil. The winner is the first person to sign off all these silly tasks. Great to get the kids to interact with each other outside their normal groupings!

The Great Task List

You have to get a different person to witness and sign off each task



What Done?

Signed for

Tell a Joke




Pretend you are taking a bath or shower in the middle of the room!



Sing a Song from the Top 10



Recite a nursery rhyme.




Imitate a comic strip character until someone guesses its identity



Behave like a duck for 10 seconds



Say something nice about three different people in the room.





Shake hands with three other people in the room.





Pretend/Act out opening a present on Christmas Day



Walk from one end of the room to the other with an object between you knees.



Act like an egg being cracked and fried.



Do an impression of a well known celebrity. Identify the person first.



Make a short poem about one of the leaders



Tell someone about your family



Stand on one leg for 45 seconds





What is the craziest thing you have ever done? The most embarrassing?

Have you ever done something silly that you later regretted?

If you could go back and change one thing you did in the past, what would you change? Why?

What is one thing you did that was seen by others as a little silly, but that you wished you could do again?

Has the possibility of being embarrassed ever stopped you from doing something that you should have done or wish you would have done?

One of our greatest fears is the fear of being embarrassed. We don’t want to lose the respect of others or to be the subject of ridicule. But anything worthwhile in life carries with it some risk. You usually have to go out on a limb to get the fruit. Everything worthwhile in life lies outside of your comfort zone. Some of the greatest achievements in history took place because men and women were not afraid to risk embarrassment and ridicule to reach for their dreams! It’s a good thing the Wright brothers, Thomas Edison, Louis Pasteur, Christopher Columbus and others weren’t afraid of ridicule. Otherwise we wouldn’t have planes, light bulbs, vaccines, and many of the other technological marvels we enjoy today!

Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction. – Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. – Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

 The energy produced by the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine. – Ernst Rutherford, 1933

 There will be a global market for perhaps five computers in the world – IBM Executive, 1950

 640k should be more than enough for anybody – Bill Gates, 1983

Don’t be afraid to reach for your dreams! Jesus said “I come that you may have life – life in all its fullness”, he said that sometimes we do things which may seem wacky and off-beat because they are the contrary to the cynicism and mistrust of the world – that it may seem like foolishness to “sensible people” but this is the wisdom of God, a deep wisdom which is so much more profound than any science. Dream Dreams and Share Visions (Acts 1:17-21) and live life to the full.

Science is about discovering more and more about God’s wonderful creation, and it is a good thing, but science is no substitute for the place of God, and the men in white coats don’t have all the answers.

I don’t have all the answers either, but I know of a man who does – the carpenter from Nazareth who came that we may have life – life in all its fullness (John 10:10).