Kiss the King's Ring

3.5 stars

Equipment needed:

  • Burger King paper crown
  • Bath robe
  • Pair of shorts
  • 2 large class rings
  • Blindfold
  • a sturdy table and chair
  • Take 3 youth out of ear shot.

Set up the room placing a chair on top of the table in front of the other youth. The youth leader places a paper crown on his head and puts on the robe and shorts - no socks. He then places a ring on his hand and one on his toe, and then sits in the chair. A helper usually another youth leader goes out to collect the first blindfolded youth. When he/she brings the youth back in the room the other youth are chanting oohhh-ahhh...ooohh-ahhh.

The helper then explains to the youth in hush tones that he/she is in the presence of the king and the utmost respect is required. The king says nothing... The helper then explains that the king has asked him/her to come to his presence... In hushed tones the helper explains that it is customery to kneel before the king... the helper guides the youth to the front of the room directly before the king in a kneeling position. The helper then explains that the king has offered his ring to be kissed and it would be a high insult if he/she were to deny his/her wish. There is one requirement though, the youth must not touch the king with anything but his/her lips so...The helper will help guide the the youth's head into position. Once the youth has puckered up the king will place the ring that is on his hand to the lips of the youth. After the kiss the king move his hand to an unseen position and allows the youth's blind fold to be removed. The toe with the ring needs to be clearly visible to the youth since that is what they are thinking they are kissing. The shock on the face of the youth is priceless and reactions will be unpredictable...

(I once had a youth lick the carpet after the reveal) Everyone has a good laugh and the next blindfolded youth is collected)

Submitted by: Tim Perrine - thanks Tim!


  • Free / Low Cost
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Dirty & Messy
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Outdoor
  • Small area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

  • Medium (11-29 mins)
  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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Dress the youth leader in a wig with a toilet paper crown on top. For his robe use a lady's night gown form a local thrift store. For the shorts use white boxer shorts with ridiculously large red polka dots. You may have to have one someone who can sew make them but they are very simple. (underneath the leader you wear whatever kind of underwear he is comfortable with). The shorts should look like his underwear. When he comes in he should be as outrageously comedic as he can. The audience will laugh and they should be severely rebuked by someone in the kings retinue. The three people should be picked out for their lack of respect for the king and taken out to be punished but offered mercy if they will come back and kiss his ring. And play the game.

This is really hilarious but the 3 people should be good sports. And when the youth leader is willing to clown around like this it really helps his ability to bond with the youth.
- John (10 Jun 2012)

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