For a little starting exercise, i found a "scavenger hunt" type of activity where instead of bringing the items to me, I let them go around the church finding the item that fills in the blanks of the bible verses i gave them by taking pictures of them (camera phones made great media to use).
They had to look for the verse in their bible and find what's missing. For every one they found and took a picture that would represent it, i gave them points.
This is Isaac's collection- He had really good findings!
We have a point system where i have a nice showcase of goodies that cost a certain number of points.
You can imagine how much they like to participate when there's points involved! >:3
I hope i'm getting better at being a Youth leader~