Friday, April 8, 2016

Emoji Club

Emojis are a fun way to communicate and have almost become a new language for this generation. 

David Pressgrove, Area Director in Craig, CO, recently sent in this creative club idea. (If you have ideas to share, email us here.)


Emoji-Face Mixer

Have all the leaders on your team download the free Insta-Emoji Photo Editor App. Then divide into teams of 10. Do 4 different rounds, racing to see who posts their picture on Instagram first. Similar to the mixer used for Insta-Club

  1. Make a 10 person pyramid and use the Emoji-Editor app to add an emoji face to six folks in the pyramid. 
  2. Entire group together with a different face-part (eyes, nose, ears, lips) 
  3. Selfie with at least 6 faces and all with different emojis
  4. Entire group photo acting like animals and the corresponding animal emoji is over their face.  

Emoji Charades Mixer or Game

We recently spotted this fun new “Emoji Charades” game on It's a simple twist on one of my favorite club mixers, Reverse Charades.

To play, select 3-5 volunteers to come on stage, standing with their backs to the screen. Make sure they each have a phone on them that can display emojis. Display an emoji on the screen behind them and the crowd will act out. Once a contestant knows the emoji, they will type it on their phone and show the host. Whoever gets the most correct wins! 

Some emojis are super easy, while others are a little more challenging. Everyone will enjoy acting out the "smiling poo" emoji. 

You can pay $5 on the Download Youth Ministry website to download pre-made slides of Emoji Charades or you can make your own.

Rhett & Link's Version

Another way to do this game is to mirror a phone using an Apple TV as I described here and play pictionary, or Emojinary. You can watch Rhett & Link demonstrate here

David Pressgrove describes how they used it in his club: 
"Just like charades one person is given a song, movie, TV show or popular saying and they have to use emojis to get others to guess the title. We played guys vs. girls and rotated with one representative of each team trying to get their group to guess. We had eight different clues (mostly stolen from Rhett & Link's video) and then added up the time it took for each team to guess their four clues. The least total time won. There is also a “speed round” in the video you could do as well."

If you have any other ideas to add to Emoji club, email us here.

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