Power Up! Materials: A playground ball How to Play: Designate a number to each player and instruct them to remember their number. If you have more than 12 children, you can have more than one person per number. To begin, choose one person to hold the ball and stand in the center. Everyone should gather…Continue reading Game: Power Up! …Continue reading Game: Power Up!
P-O-W-E-R Shuffle Race Materials: One “Power Shuffle Card Set” per team of 8 One Power Shuffle Card Set = 5 index cards with the letters P-O-W-E-R spelled out one per card How to Play: Divide students into even teams of approximately 8 and have each team form a line. You will need one Power Shuffle…Continue reading Game: P-O-W-E-R Shuffle Race …Continue reading Game: P-O-W-E-R Shuffle Race
Egg Straw Transfer Relay Materials: Approximately one plastic Easter egg per student (may be re-used from the Easter Egg Sort) Plastic straws, one per student A plastic or paper bowl, one per team of 6-8 players (can also be re-used from the Easter Egg Sort) How to Play: Divide students into relay teams of 6-8…Continue reading Game: Egg Straw Transfer Relay …Continue reading Game: Egg Straw Transfer Relay
Easter Egg Sort Materials: Approximately 50 plastic Easter eggs, in a variety of colors A bowl, one per team of 6-8 players How to Play: Separate the eggs in half and mix up all the different colored halves. Spread them out on the floor or playing area. Divide students into teams of 6-8 students, and…Continue reading Game: Easter Egg Sort …Continue reading Game: Easter Egg Sort
Savior Dodgeball Objective: To be the team with the last remaining player (or most remaining players at the end of the playing time) Materials: Six foam dodgeballs How to Play: To play dodgeball, you will need a basketball court or an outdoor playing area with boundary markers for sidelines and a center line dividing the…Continue reading Game: Savior Dodgeball …Continue reading Game: Savior Dodgeball
Alligator Race Objective: Be the first team to reach the finish line Materials: None How to Play: Divide students into teams of 5-10 players and have each team stand in a line. All the players should place their hands on the shoulders of the player in front of them, and then crouch down to…Continue reading Game: Alligator Race …Continue reading Game: Alligator Race
Jump In, Jump Out Materials: None How to Play: Have students form a circle and hold hands facing the middle. Instruct students that they must follow the leader by saying what the leader says and doing what the leader says. Practice a few times using these four commands: Jump in, Jump Out, Jump Left or…Continue reading Game: Jump In, Jump Out …Continue reading Game: Jump In, Jump Out
Shepherd Tag Objective: To avoid being tagged by the Shepherd or herd Materials: None How to Play: Choose one student to be the Shepherd and stand in the middle of the playing area. The rest of the students should line up on opposite sides of the playing area behind a designated boundary (about half the…Continue reading Game: Shepherd Tag …Continue reading Game: Shepherd Tag
Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament Objective: To be the last player remaining by winning all challenges Materials: None How to Play: Teach students the basic instructions for Rock, Paper, Scissors. Every player must find a partner and on the count of three, they must choose the hand signal for Rock, Paper or Scissors. Rock – Make…Continue reading Game: Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament …Continue reading Game: Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
Color Relay Object of Game: Be the first team to finish the relay. Equipment Needed: a colorful object to use as a relay wand (bandana, rainbow stick, etc.), one per team How the Game Is Played: Divide students into teams and line them up on one side of the room in their teams. Give each…Continue reading Game: Color Relay …Continue reading Game: Color Relay
Find the Coat of Colors Object of Game: To find the coat of colors. Equipment Needed: A colored cloth handkerchief or cloth. How the Game Is Played: Seat the students in a large circle. Select one student to step out of the room for a moment. Give the colored cloth to a student to hide…Continue reading Game: Find the Coat of Colors …Continue reading Game: Find the Coat of Colors
Healing Naaman Objective: To be the fastest team to wrap and unwrap Naaman Materials: Toilet paper, one per group of 5-7 students How to Play: Divide students into equal teams of 5-7. Have each team choose one person to be Naaman. The remaining students in the team should divide in half to be designated wrappers…Continue reading Game: Healing Naaman …Continue reading Game: Healing Naaman
Band-Aid Tag Objective: Avoid being tagged Materials: None How to Play: Choose one student to be “it.” Whoever is “it” can tag other players. When a player is tagged, they must hold a band-aid on the spot they were tagged by placing their hand there. Each player gets two band-aids (two hands), and when they…Continue reading Game: Band-Aid Tag …Continue reading Game: Band-Aid Tag
Nativity Draw on Your Head Game Materials: pens, one per student, a white paper plate (sturdy enough to draw on), one per student How to Play: Give each student a pen and paper plate. Instruct them to put the paper plate on top of their head, and use the pen to draw according to your…Continue reading Game: Nativity Draw on Your Head Game …Continue reading Game: Nativity Draw on Your Head Game
Don’t Get Trapped in the Sea! Objective: To avoid getting trapped in the sea Materials: A device to play music (such as a smartphone) How to Play: Choose two to four volunteers (can be students or adult leaders) to form the walls of the “Red Sea.” They should stand facing each other and hold their…Continue reading Game: Don’t Get Trapped in the Sea! …Continue reading Game: Don’t Get Trapped in the Sea!
Can You See the Leader? (A.K.A. “Wise Guy”) Materials: No Materials Needed Objective: For the guesser to figure out who is leading the motions How to Play: Have all the students sit in a circle facing each other and choose one student to be the “guesser” and leave the room or close their eyes while…Continue reading Game: Can You See the Leader? …Continue reading Game: Can You See the Leader?
Wild Truth Objective: Students try to guess which “wild” facts are true Materials: A list of wild true facts (and false ones) How to Play: Designate two sides of your playing area, one for “Wild truths” and one for “Wild lies.” Tell students that you will read some wild statements. Instruct students to run to…Continue reading Game: Wild Truth …Continue reading Game: Wild Truth
Sandals Off! Objective: Be the first team to put all your shoes on! Materials: None Divide students into two teams. (If your club is larger than 25 students, divide students into equal teams of approximately ten each.) Instruct everyone to take off their shoes and put them into a big pile on one side of…Continue reading Game: Sandals Off! …Continue reading Game: Sandals Off!
Trick or Truth (This game is frequently called “Crows and Cranes.”) Objective: To race to your team’s safe line without getting tagged Materials: No materials needed How to Play: Divide students into two teams and have them stand facing each other across the centerline of the gym, or any marked boundary line in the center…Continue reading Game: Trick or Truth (A.K.A. Crows and Cranes) …Continue reading Game: Trick or Truth (A.K.A. Crows and Cranes)
Simon Says Objective: To be the team with the most remaining players at the end Materials: None How to Play: Have all students line up shoulder to shoulder at one end of the gym or playing area. Divide them into two teams at the middle. Explain that the goal of this game is to listen…Continue reading Game: Simon Says …Continue reading Game: Simon Says