Explain the game from upfront, then ask folks to stand up and mingle while the music plays, similar to musical chairs. When the music stops, a command will be given. At that point, grab a partner and form whichever command was given.
BABY: One person standing while cradling another
BACKPACK: One person jumps on another's back
|BUNK BED FORMATION|
BUNKBED: One person lying on the ground on their back holding the other persons ankles while that person does a pushup holding the ankles of the person lying on the ground. (As pictured here.)
The last kids to form the commanded position are eliminated and the next round begins.
After 5 rounds start mixing it up with these options below or invent your own. Last 2 folks standing win lunch brought to them at school the next day!
Twin Babies (4 person group)
Mama Holding Baby Boy
Baby with a Backback (3 person group)
Dancing Backpacks (4 person group, 2 people dancing while wearing backpacks)
If you have other good ideas for mixers, games, skits, run-on characters, etc.. email me here. Your idea could be shared with thousands of Young Life leaders around the world. Thanks to Matt Weatherly for introducing me to this mixer!