Dirty Mouth

3.5 stars

Buy 2 tubes of cheap toothpaste.

Split the group into 2 teams.

Have some sort of incentive or reward.

Have each team squirt all their toothpaste out, the team to put all their toothpaste back in the tube using just their hands wins.

They'll soon find it is impossible!

The game correlates with hurtful words, once they come out they can't go back in. You can explain how messy things can get when you say hurtful or bad things.

Read more at James 3:2-12

Submitted by: Christian Radio Station


  • Free / Low Cost
  • Dirty & Messy
  • Night
  • Discipleship / Bible
  • Indoor
  • Small area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)

  • Medium (11-29 mins)
  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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I don't think young adults will put back tooth paste in its tube.
- b.m (24 Apr 2011)

i am a young adult and i would totally do this!
- heidi (2 May 2011)

The idea is that you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube!!!
Just like in James 3 we can't take back words we have said.
- kagan (11 May 2011)

I thing this is so cool - I will try this with my youth tonight.. thanks man!
- Laverne (28 Jul 2011)

I'm a sunday school teacher for 3-6th graders and I'm doing this tomorrow. I'm really excited. I know they will all enjoy learning this and being able to be interactive in the lesson. THANK YOU!
- taylor (17 Sep 2011)

I did this 2day with my youth class and they had a blast! They even tryin 2 blow it back in! it was hilarious! They probably wont have 2 brush their teeth for a whole week! lol
- Ruthy (2 Oct 2011)

i think its messy but something to be learned after the activity.. thanks for the idea.
not just a game but biblical one. :)
- milyn (23 Nov 2011)

thanks for this, im gonna try this with my youth soon!
- Benny (1 Sep 2012)

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