Activities from previous years
Find here the games and activities from previous years that focus on topics such as inequality and poverty, water, the Pacific and climate change.
Inequality and Poverty Focus
Seven group challenges are provided to help students gain a brief sense of the fear others face, learn to empathise, learn a little, overcome personal challenges, develop teamwork skills, have some fun, and do something practical to help.
Students are challenged to reflect on the basic need of shelter through a story (This Is Our House), other Caritas stories, and their own experience and views.
Here you’ll find lots of great ideas for setting up a café that will provide food from various cultures to raise both money and awareness for those in need around the world.
This game helps young people to experience negotiations in a win/lose scenario.
This activity illustrates working together to complete a certain task at hand and helps young people to develop their co-operation, problem solving, negotiation, coordination, self-control and communication skills.
This game gives young people an understanding about the value and differences of labourers, their wages and salaries around the world.
This activity highlights global inequality and help young people understand that many countries experience a different lifestyle to what we have in New Zealand.
This activity engage participants in discussion about the paradoxes of reconciliation by personifying key terms and concepts.
This activity focuses on global inequality and allows participants to experience the lives of other young people around the world.
This activity involves a three-tier class system on a spacecraft and allows young people to explore the inequalities of the world.
This game helps young people explore how the unequal distribution of wealth affects people's experiences and aspirations. The game cards for this game can be found here.
Calculate how much water your family or group uses each day in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and outside.
Use a water calculator to find out what your Water Footprint is and how you may be able to reduce your water use.
This activity allows groups to reflect on Catholic social teaching and bible verses that focus on water and our responsibility as stewards of God’s creation.
This interactive activity challenges group members to line up across a continuum and share their feelings based on their opinions.
Statistics around water access are used for a number of activities to promote reflection about global justice.
This short PowerPoint quiz will stretch young people’s knowledge about water to the limit.
This statistics based matching challenge is an excellent introduction to understand global water issues.
Families experience the challenges to accessing water and meeting their various needs.
Work together and follow the steps to create your own water filter to test out.
Climate Change Focus
This activity sheet provides a leader the instructions and answers needed to run the Climate Change Detective Treasure Hunt activity for a group.
This game is played in small teams and challenges students to overcome the effects of climate change while completing fun tasks. The PowerPoint for this game can be found here.
This poster from the Caritas Lent 2017 resources challenges us to consider how we can minimise our impact on climate change at home.
Be inspired by this poem for Matefele Peinem - write your own pledge to care for the environment for the sake of the next generation.
Play this extreme version of Paper, Scissors, Rock like Fijian young people and challenge your friends.
This traditional team game from Kiribati will test out even the most co-ordinated superstars!
Iou Naiong is a team version of hide-and-seek played in Papua New Guinea. Give it a go and see who wins!
If you’ve mastered petanque then this adapted game from Vanuatu will bring out your competitive instincts.
If you’re hungry, grab some bananas and try out this great recipe for banana dumplings enjoyed in Tonga.
South Sudan Focus
Create African jewelry to wear as necklaces or bracelets.
Prepare a basic meal of ugali using this simple recipe to feed everyone.
Take on the challenge of walking long distances carrying heavy water containers to replicate what millions of South Sudanese experience every day.
Create a simple shelter to sleep in overnight to understand what many families face living in refugee camps.
Play a simple game of tag enjoyed by young people in South Sudan
Get ready to move quickly to dodge flying objects in this fun game played all over South Sudan