Zip Zap Bop

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Played like Newspaper Name Nail with a few changes. Everyone is to learn the names of the persons to their left and right. Zip means left and Zap means right. The person in the middle says a persons name and either Zip or Zap. The person called must say the name of the person to their […]

T-Shirt Challenge

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You use a men’s size medium t-shirt, place it flat out on the ground, and then see how many kids can get on the t-shirt with no feet or any body part touching off of the t-shirt.

Touch Telephone

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This game is based on the old telephone game but involves touch rather than hearing. No talking is allowed. Divide the group into teams of about six each. Each team sits in a line, one behind the other. The last person is shown a simple hand drawn picture of an object such as a house, […]

Torpedo

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This game is a gym- version of the pool game “sharks and minnows.” Using a basketball court or marking your own, you need a large rectangle. Two kids are chosen as the “launchers” while the rest of the group (anywhere from 15 to 50 kids works fine) lines up outside one of the short sides […]

Train Wreck

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Chairs lined up facing each other. Everyone is assigned a number. Then the conductor calls out a series of numbers and says train wreck. The people must find a new seat including the conductor who didn’t have one.

 

Ro Sham Bo Train

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Everyone grab a partner. Rock paper scissors- if you lose you go follow behind the person that beat you and they will do it again with another pair. Keep this up. A large train will build behind the people that keep winning- eventually someone will have everyone behind him- he or she wins.

Pull Across the Line

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Same object of the game as British Bulldog, but you can’t cross the centerline and you convert people to your side by reaching over the line and pulling them to your side.

Variation: Have someone sit down if they are pulled across

Protect the President

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For this game all you need is a volleyball-sized Nerf ball. All the kids stand in a wide circle with two people in the middle. One person in the middle is the President. The other is the Bodyguard. The people in the circle have the Nerf ball, and throw it at the president. The bodyguard […]

Poor Little Kitten

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Everyone sits in a circle. One person is the “Poor Little Kitten”, and stands in the middle of the circle. He must then go to any person in the circle and kneel down in front of them and meow the saddest “meow”. The person sitting must then say “Poor Little Kitten” and pet him on […]

Newspaper Name Nail

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Have everyone sit in a circle or something as close as you can get. Then, have each person give their name and make sure each name is clearly said so that all others can hear it. After going through the names once or even twice, have someone start in the middle by asking someone to […]