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Pencil Games

Pencil Games
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Pencil games are ideal for a funny gaming afternoon and evenings. In addition, games as a play material should not be underestimated for their advantages. You can buy them nearly everywhere; they are easy to store and don’t take up much room.

What you need for this game are about 20 pencils. These should be flattened at the top. You can get those types of pencils in almost every place, where you buy your stationary. For some games, however, you will need pencils with an eraser at the top.

Pencil games are ideal for rainy days or long winter nights when playing outside is not an option. They can be played easily in the group room, on the table and without any effort. All you need is skills and a steady hand. By the way, those pencil games are a good way, to calm the group, for example, before going home.

Another advantage is, that pencil games can be changed and varied easily. You can play them as a relay race or competition. If you have many children, you can play several rounds until you can determine an overall winner.

Pencil Games
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In addition, these games also provide an educational effect. Primarily the fine motor skills are trained, but the skills training will not fall short either. Usually, you have to solve problems with those pencil games. This will encourage cooperation, and the kids get to know each other in a playful way.

The more pencils available, the better. For optimum fun, you want to provide up to 50 pencils, two sharpeners, bottles, scotch tape, string, rubber, paper and writing pads as well as two to three cup of water and some plates.

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Pencil Games

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils and bottlesStacking

    Participants must stack on pencils on a bottle neck.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: PencilsBALANCING

    Balancing a pencil

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: PencilsPassing it on

    The objective is to balance a pencil, while at the same time covering a certain distance.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: PencilPencil on the nose

    The objective is, to pass on a pencil without using your hands.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils, bowlBar hopping

    Objective, catapulting a pencil into a predetermined goal.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils, bowl, tableSomersault

    A pencil has to bounce into a bowl, however, somersaulting once before.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils, sharpenerSharpening the pencil

    Who is the fastest in sharpening the pencils

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils, string, bottle, safety pinPencil in bottle

    The objective of this game is to put a pencil into a bottle

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils, rubber bands, balloons,Pencil Arrow

    The objective is, getting balloons to burst by throwing pencils at them.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils, rubber, balloons, stringPencil Arrows

    The objective of the game is to throw a pencil so that they burst a balloon

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: PencilsColumns Art

    Participants must build columns with the pencil

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils, mugs, waterPagoda Tower

    Participants must build a tower of pencils.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils, paperLine drawing

    The objective is to draw an as long as possible line with a pencil

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Pencils, bottle, chairInserting a pencil

    The objective is to insert a pencil into a bottle.

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Games with scarves

Games with scarves
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Every well-sorted toy box should also contain five to ten scarves. For a simple reason, even with those simple utensils, you can create some great games. The scarves are large triangular scarves in black or white. Just the ones you would find in a First Aid Kit. An alternative would be those from Army shops, where you can get similar “scarves”, yet, in olive and green.

If you really have nothing else available, you could also use the scarves of the kids. However, be warned, they can get extremely dirty or even torn.

Games with scarves
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If like, you could create those scarves yourself just as well. All you need is one or more old sheets, then cut them in the desired, triangular size. Make sure they all have the same size. A good size would be about 70 to 80 centimetres long and 20 centimetres wide.

Old sheets are ideal to make your scarves. When finished you can use them for several different games. For example, you can use them as a blindfold for all so-called blind games. Below you will find a few ideas for those games with scarves. There biggest advantage: they do not take up a lot of space and can be implemented easily and effortlessly.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Scarves, if necessary obstaclesLeading the blind

    The objective is to walk through an obstacle course, blindfolded.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ScarvesRiderís battle

    Two teams have to conquer as many as possible scarves.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Scarves, tape measureNeckerchief Knot Throwing

    Participants must throw a scarf as far as possible.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ScarvesTying it up

    Tying several scarves to a long rope

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ScarvesDragon's Tail Hunting

    Participants must snatch the scarf of the opposing team

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ScarvesFight with kerchief on your ankle

    Each participant must conquer the scarf from his opponentís ankle.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Scarves, chestnuts or other small objectsScarf slingshot

    The objective is to hurl an object with the help of a scarf as far as possible.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ScarfResting on a scarf

    As many as possible kids have to stand on the scarf.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ScarvesFolding the scarf

    The objective is to fold a scarf as many times as possible.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Scarves, an item to transport.Scarf Transport

    Participants must carry an object with a scarf

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Scarf, tablePicking up the scarf

    The objective is, to pick a scarf up from the floor without using your hands.

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Scarves, water containers, waterWring it out

    The objective is to wring out a scarf which is fully soaked in water.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Scarves, tennis ball, measuring tapeCatapult

    Two players have catapult a tennis ball with a scarf as far as possible.

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Games with a jump rope

Games with a jump rope
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Most people know the jump rope from the time they went to the kindergarten. However, the jump rope is not a baby- or simple nursery game. Games with a jump rope can be quite interesting. They require speed, coordination, movements and good reflexes. Usually, ropes are readily available in youth groups. That alone suggests that rope games can be implemented quite spontaneously. For example, to kill some waiting time.

Games requiring a rope

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 6 metres long ropeGroup rope jumping

    Swing a long rope. As many as possible group members have to jump at the same time.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 6 metres long ropeSwapping place

    2 participants are standing next to each other. Whenever they jump, they have to swap place as well.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 6 metres long ropeJumping through

    2 kids swing a long rope. The objective for all other kids is to run through the rope without touching it. This can be done from either side of the rope.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Skipping ropeClassical rope jumping

    Complete as many as possible jumps within one minute.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Skipping ropeJumping together

    Two players each make up for a team and have to jump through the rope

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Skipping ropeDouble jump

    2 persons are closely behind each other and try to jump together through the rope.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Skipping rope. RopeCircle jumping

    The team leader swings the rope in a circle. The objective is to jump at the right moment over the rope.


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