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Scissors, Paper, Rock

INDOORS/OUTDOORS 

LARGE OR SMALL GROUP

In the middle of your room/field place a rope to divide the area. Break your youth in 2 teams and get each team to stand in the two zones. 

The teams then decide whether they are going to be scissors, paper or rock. 

Call both teams to the line so they are facing each other. The leader then yells out scissors, paper, rock. When rock is shouted each team must use their hands to demonstrate whether they are scissors, paper or rock. 

The team that plays the strongest hand can then grab members of the opposite team and bring them over to their side of the rope. The loosing team must try make it back to the base before getting caught. 

*Rock beats Scissors 

Scissors beats Paper 

Paper beats Rock 

Glow in the Dark Hockey

INDOORS/OUTDOORS 

LARGE OR SMALL GROUP

Go to a discount store or eBay and purchase a few hundred or thousand glow sticks depending on the amount of people playing the game. 

Divide the glow sticks up into colours (or colour tones) these will be the team colours. 

Sticky tape some glow sticks to a ball and the goals with good quality sticky tape. Use newspaper to make 2 hockey sticks.

Give the teams their glow sticks and some sticky tape and get them to stick the glow sticks onto themselves. Then get the 2 teams to sit on either side of the field/room and give them a number. 

Turn out the lights and get a leader to call out a number. The player from each team runs out and tries to score a goal.

 

*You can also play soccer, basketball, netball, keepies off with the same process.  

Milk + Orange Juice Chug

INDOORS/OUTDOORS 

LARGE/SMALL GROUP

Before you start this one you have to be aware that it is very likely that at least one person will vomit after participating in the game. So have bins at the ready. 

This is a good game for people to watch and cheer on team members. 

Get some volunteers up on the stage or out the front. Get them to chug 1L of milk, followed by 1L of orange juice. The orange juice curdles the milk and the result is typically projectile vomit.   

You can achieve a similar result by chugging 2L of milk and no orange juice. 

 

Musical Chairs Stacks On 

INDOORS 

SMALL/LARGE GROUP

Set up two lines of chairs facing back to back. Get the young people to stand around the chairs making sure there is only 6 chairs for every 10 people playing. 

Start some music and get the kids to walk around the chairs with their hands behind their backs. When the music stops the kids have to be on a chair so that their feet are not touching the ground. There is no limit to the amount of people on the one chair and any body part can be touching the chair/s so long as there feet are not on the floor. 

The leaders then counts to 3 and whoever has fallen off during that time is out. 

Remove more chairs and continue playing the game until there is a winner. 

Bucket Hold

OUTDOORS 

SMALL/MEDIUM GROUP 

Break into teams of no more then 7. Get each group to lie down on their backs in a circle with their feet facing into the middle.

Each team has a bucket that they must hold up with their feet. A leader then comes and fills each bucket with the same amount of water. The team must hold the bucket up and the leader continues to fill the buckets. 

If a team drops the bucket they are out and they will also get wet. 

Challenge in a Balloon

INDOORS/OUTDOORS 

SMALL OR LARGE GROUP 

Fill balloons with small challenges and put in a room or designated area. 

Break your young people into teams and get one person from each team to grab a balloon and pop it in front of their team. The team or members of the team must complete the challenge before getting another balloon. 

Set a timer to make it more competitive and see how many challenges each team can do in the set time. It always works best if the challenges include trivia, consuming a bag of disgusting food/drinks, singing a song, a team activity like building a human pyramid, solving a problem, a physical challenge etc. This way all team members can contribute. 

Egg Drop

INDOORS/OUTDOORS 

SMALL/MEDIUM GROUP 

Get young people to find a partner. One partner puts on a blind fold and lays on the ground. 

If you are playing with multiple people get them to lay in a line preferably with their heads on a tarp or garbage bag. 

The other partner is given a cup with a raw egg in it. From a standing position they have to try and drop the raw egg into the mouth of the person lying on the ground. 

If you are doing this as a group get a leader to ask the people lying on the ground to open their mouth and say ready, set, go so as everyone drops the egg at the same time. 

*Check for allergies before playing this game. 

Links to good games websites: 

YthMin: http://www.ythmin.com/portfolio-category/games/

 

http://www.jubed.com

Also have a look on pinterest and youtube