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Monthly Archives: April 2013

baby eating baby foodToday’s game is a bit gross if you ask me, but if you ask some students, they think it’s fun. I guess it’s all a matter of perspective. Our game centers around baby food.

Now I know that most of us have probably seen people play a version of this game before, but one big difference for us is that we don’t force people to play this one. If they want to join in, great, but don’t make it mandatory!

In fact, I would say that’s a good rule of thumb when playing any gross game. It’s your prerogative to lead the game, but it’s not your prerogative to make everyone miserable!!

PREP TIME– 5 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDED– 10-12 Jars/Containers of Different Baby Food, Paper Plates, Pens

GAME TIME– 5 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– Minimum of 4, but you can play with an unlimited amount of people if you have enough materials

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Ice MeltingWhile I know that some of the country is still experiencing frigid weather, most places are starting to see temperatures climb. That being said, you’ll notice a steady diet of outdoor games being mixed in with our indoor, up front games. Today, we are sharing a classic camp game, simply entitled, Melt It!

PREP TIME– None (other than buying the ice!)

ITEMS NEEDED– Blocks of Ice

GAME TIME– 5 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– 2+ Teams of 5 or more (you can have an almost unlimited number per team for this game)

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MarshmallowsLast week, we shared a game called 3-Ball, today we are introducing another baseball themed game, entitled Swing Batter Batter Swing. If you know the rules of baseball, you’ll be able to put this game together in just a few minutes.

PREP TIME– 5 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDED– Large or Extra Large Marshmallows, Plastic Bats (one normal size and one giant size bat), Bases (or something to mark as bases, i.e. paper plate), Large Open Space or Softball/Baseball Diamond

GAME TIME– 15-45 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– 2 Even Teams of at least 6 or more (you can have 20 on each team if you want!)

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KICKBALL2-1529373This week we are sharing an old game with a bit of a twist. In fact, you may have played some version of 3-Ball. To be honest, our version involves a Frisbee, but the concept remains the same.

PREP TIME– 3-5 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDED– Kickball (soccer or dodgeball will work), Football, Frisbee, Canister (trash can), gym or large field

GAME TIME– 15-45 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– 2 Even Teams of at least 6 or more (you can have 20 per team if you want!)

INSTRUCTIONS

You will need to set up a softball size diamond (baseball is a bit large for the game). If you don’t have a diamond available, use paper plates or flat rubber base pads from the Dollar Store to set up a field. Keep in mind that you will need a large area to play the game.

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hula hoopWe are sharing a great group game that involves everyone and can be played indoors or out. The name of the game is Hula Hoop Hysteria.

PREP TIME– None

ITEMS NEEDED– Hula Hoops (1 for each team)

GAME TIME– 5 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– 10 Participants (or more) per Team

INSTRUCTIONS

Once you’ve selected and separated teams, have them line up in single file lines. At this point instruct them that they must take the hand of the person on their right and left. The first and last person in line will only be holding the hand of one person.

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flip itToday’s game is simply entitled, Flip It! It’s a super simple game that involves a teamwork, creativity and a whole lot of balance.

PREP TIME– None

ITEMS NEEDED– Beach Towel or Small Blanket

GAME TIME– 5-10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– 6-8 Participants per Team

INSTRUCTIONS

Once you have selected teams, lay down your beach towel (or small blanket) on the floor. If it’s one-sided, put it face down. You will then have each team huddle together so that they are all standing on the towel together at the same time. It should be fairly crowded, but they will need a small amount of space to begin playing.

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Ok. I really have no reason to post this, other than I need to laugh sometimes. I know it’s pretty old, but if you’ve never stumbled upon it, take a break and watch it!



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