Monday, May 07, 2007

Here's what's on my mind....


In two weeks, our youth group is giving away an iPod Nano. The kids have been bringing friends and getting their name in a drawing so they can win the Nano. My job, as of yesterday, thank you very much, is to find a creative way to pull off this drawing.
I know I could always do the old "put your hand in a box and pull out a name" trick. But, that's just so lame and boring and old-fashioned. I need something new, creative, techno-geek, iPod worthy... oh, and it can't involve any $ because my budget for this is nill... you know, youth group style.
So, any suggestions out there? Anything? We already mentioned one, which is pretty good. But, I don't want to settle for the first idea that comes my way.... it was this:
Have the person drawing stand under a ladder while someone (not me of course) dumps the names on his head and he grabs one out of the air while they fall.
I tried google... "creative drawings" gives me some list of well, you know, creative drawings!
So I tried "creative ways to do a drawing" and it's creative ways to teach drawing!
So I knew it was the word "drawing". thesauras.com gave me another word. "raffle"
Back to google. "Creative raffles" gives me creative raffle prizes...
Yeah, this isn't working.
So, I'm blogging.... you got any ideas?

10 comments:

amy flege said...

mmmmm.. how about every day for a week or for once a week pull out so many names out of the hat. add them to the winners pile and then have a big get together at the end to pull the winner out of those??? helps eliminate but also keep the kids excited that they may still have a chance to win? heck i dont know!!! haha

Heth said...

I got nothin.

Heth said...

Wait, here's an idea.

Bake them into chocolate cupcakes. Then pick a cupcake, eat it, and pull the name out of your mouth. Then send all the leftover cupcakes to my house.

T said...

Heth... you are too much. Im a thinkin you just need some chocolate!!! :)

momzie said...

balloons on a dart board....too dangerous....

pinata.....with candy and the number

the bingo number roller with someone is a sequine jacket....

fortune cookies (Heth has a maginzine with how-to)

I like the cupcake idea....

Diana said...

Let's see...fortune cookie has already been mentioned...the ladder idea isn't bad, but how do you catch just one? Cupcakes, now everybody wins with that one!
Now if you're giving away an Ipod, shouldn't the drawing have music involved? Musical chairs raffling?.....

T said...

hey! you're onto something diana... we need to explore the music thing a bit more... :)

Kimmie said...

Hi;
The way our group (Mergeahead.com)
did it was they had everyone present stand...asked questions, "who has eaten sushi?" If you have you sit down...continue through a list of questions until only one kid is left...btw (by the way)
my daughter won...as she was the only kid there never to have played an organized team sport! ;-)
Sometimes being non-athletic type and a homeschooler pays off!
hope that helps

Kimmie
mom to 6...
one homemade and 5 adopted, please come by and meet my family!
http://overthemoonwithjoy.blogspot.com

kittyhox said...

I actually won an ipod a couple of years ago at work. We watched a film about the ipod (I worked in marketing) then had to answer a quiz.

Maybe you could come up with a skit or fun homemade movie or something like that and then have some kind of contest about the event? It's a good way to get kids to listen.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

How about playing Christian music and having the kids guess the title and artist of each song until there is only one person left?