Fun Things to Do During A
• Pass a note to the organist asking
whether he or she plays
• See if a
yawn really is contagious.
• Slap your neighbor. See if they turn
the other cheek. If not, raise your hand and tell the
ways of climbing into the balcony without using the
• Listen for
your preacher to use a word beginning with 'A' then 'B and so
on through the alphabet.
• Sit in the back row and roll a handful
of marbles under the pews ahead of you. After the service,
credit yourself with 10 points for every marble that made it
to the front.
church bulletins or visitor cards for raw materials, design,
test and modify a collection of paper
• Start from
the back of the church and try to crawl all the way to the
front, under the pews, without being
• Raise your
hand and ask for permission to go to the rest
• Whip out a
hankie and blow your nose. Vary the pressure exerted on your
nostrils and trumpet out a rendition of your favorite
• Chew gum;
if the sermon goes on for more than 15 minutes, start blowing
• Try to
indicate to the minister that his fly is
unobtrusively drawing your arms up into your sleeves, turn
your shirt around backwards.
• While people are locating the
announced congregational song, step out in the aisle and
waving your arms as if directing the
• Sit close
to the front, and during the prayer, turn around backwards,
point, and count softly how many people do not have their
heads bowed and eyes closed.
• See how many hard candies you can
stuff in your cheeks before your mother catches
coughing and get louder and louder until you get to excuse
yourself and leave the room.
• Choose a different song than was
announced and begin singing it as loud as you can.
[From "101 Things
To Do During A Dull Sermon" by Tim Sims and Dan Pegoda,
(Wittenburg Door 1984).