DIY: Giant Jenga!

Posted: June 3, 2013 in DIY
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You know the game! Blocks are stacked 3×3 into a tower. Each player must pull a block from the middle somewhere and place it on the top. When the tower falls, everyone yells, “Jenga!” The table top version of this game is popular enough, but the life-sized version will take it to the next level.

There are, to be sure, Giant Jenga sets to be purchased online but constructing your own set is pretty easy (and waaaaaay cheaper)! Just save a bunch of those long soda boxes you find at the grocery store. When you're ready to make your blocks, repair the boxes with box tape, then cover them with contact paper. 3 rolls of the faux wood did this tower. 27-30 blocks is plenty. You don't want the tower so high that students can't reach the top when they start stacking.

This makes a great game before small groups or a station during a lock-in. Our group (Jr. Highers especially) loves the Giant Jenga set! I'm considering making a second tower for team competitions. Do you have any super-sized games you've created? How would you use these blocks in your ministry?

 

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  1. Brianna Christensen says:

    What material did you make your giant jenga out of? I want to have a giant jenga in my 4th and 5th grade class on Sunday’s but I am afraid of it falling and hurting the students if it is made out of wood!

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