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Youth Ministry Game: Mattress Surfing Relay

September 15, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Mattress Surfing RelayI think this would make my top ten fun non-messy relays. Its a simply game with lots of laughs.


1 – Air Mattress or Old Mattress for every 25 youth

20+ youth

A slight hill can be helpful, but it’s not necessary


Blow up the air mattresses.


Have youth lie on the ground face up alternating directions so that one person’s feet are between the other two people’s heads and vice versa.  The first student gets on the mattress and rides while the other students pass the mattress down the line.  When they make it to the other end they get off, the student surfer gets joins the line on the ground while an adult runs the mattress back to the next student.  The relay continues until everyone has surfed once or until they have traveled a specified distance.


The mattresses need to be as full as possible.  Flimsy mattresses are hard to pass.

Make sure you have some adults ready to help when you have a high school lineman going over the middle school kids.


Going slightly down hill is helpful.

Borrow or invest in an air pump if you don’t have one!

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