Games with Dustbin-Bags
Plastic and garbage bags offer the advantage that they are sturdy, easy to handle and available in different sizes. Therefore, you have a variety of options for group games. For example, combined with different coloured bags they can be used for the good old fashion show, which will delight the girls in particular. You can also use them for a water transport, where everyone has to carry as much as possible water from A – B. This is great fun in summer. And finally, the bags can be used to host an exciting summer toboggan race; provided you have a slope with a suitable drop available.
- All under one water roof
Using garbage bags to build a drain – how much water can flow through?
- Garbage bag snake
Cutting garbage bags into long decorative garlands and snakes.
- Sack race
This time, for the sack race you do not use a jute sack, but a garbage bag.
- Displacing water from water tub
By inflating a plastic bag, water is displaced from a container.
- Water bag transport
Transporting plastic bags, filled with water.
- Garbage bags pipeline
Using garbage bags to build a pipeline
- Plastic ribbon fight
Everyone gets a plastic ribbon attached to his trousers. While protecting his own, he is trying to snatch that of others.
- Creating top shelf designer clothes from garbage bags
Tailoring designer clothes from garbage bags
- Sack race
Sack race in or on an inflated garbage bag.
Games with Nails
Even in a toolbox, you can find utensils to come up with some interesting games to fill an entire afternoon. Simple items like nails can give them a few hours of entertainment. For examples, the nails can be bent and hung on a string; you can also staple the nails as high as possible. However, the team leader should always supervise the kids, because nails can cause nasty injuries if the kids do not take appropriate caution.
- Nail board
The objective is to hammer a nail into a board.
- Nailing into logs
Making the nails disappear with the pointy part of the hammer.
- Bending the nails game
10 nails must be hung on a clothesline.
- Yarn image with nails
Making a yarn image with nails.
- Marble trail made of nails
Running a marble through a trail of nails.
- Nail by nail will make a chain.
Making a chain with nails
- Stacking nails
The objective is to stack a pack of nails on top of a bottleneck.
- Set of nails
Put up as much as possible nails on the table.
- Hanging up nails
10 nails have to be hung up on three ropes with the help of a stick with a hook.
- Cardboard tubes with a difference
Crafting a rainmaker from a cardboard tube
Games with Shoes
Since there was a shoe attack carried out on US Ex-President Bush, this game enjoyed great popularity at the internet. However, you can easily organise a gaming evening involving shoes. Again, the options are almost limitless. For example, you could organise a race on which team can throw the shoe the furthest. Another one would be that two participants have to undo and re-do each other’s shoes as quickly as possible. The shoes can also be used as a substitute for a pyramid of cans which must be taken down by a ball. You even can organise a night all about Shoe Hockey.
- Smell my shoes
Who can assign the right socks to the right shoes blindfolded?
- Tying shoe laces
Always two children tie their shoe laces together and complete an obstacle course.
- Target throwing with shoes
Throwing shoes at a target.
- Shoe Memory
All shoes are put on one heap. Then the matching shoes have to be found.
- Tying your shoes differently
Tying your shoes with only one hand
- Who’s got the biggest shoes!
Each team presents their shoes in a long queue.
- Who has seen my shoe?
All shoes are collected on a great pile and have to be put on as quickly as just possible.
- Who owns the pawn
A shoe-game with various tasks.
- Tie my shoes
This game is all about tying your shoes in the shortest time possible.
- Rifle shooting with a difference
Shoe Throwing: Shooting at cans with shoes
- Shoe hockey stick
Playing shoe hockey, using a shoe like a stick
- Chair makeover
Blindfolded dressing up a chair
- Shoe Golf
When you play shoe golf, your shoe becomes the ball.
- Hiding Shoes
A participant must find the hidden shoes of the other players.
Games with Dices
Dice games - from "Ludo" to Yahtzee - are among the classics group games. However, in your group afternoons, you can interpret those game in an entirely new way. Kids have great fun when encouraged to contribute with their own ideas to popular games. Since most of those dice games are based on tactics and strategy, children learn playfully strategic thinking. In addition, for most of the dice games, children also learn the basics of math, as sometimes they have to add numbers, while sometimes they have to subtract numbers. Dice games are popular games for the outdoors, whoever, in this case, a big foam dice should be used.
- 3 or 2?
Everybody takes 1-3 toothpicks in his hand. Who can guess how many there are in total?
- The cups game.
Depending on the number you have cast you may put a token into a cup.
- The big dice chaos
This is a game where the dices may fly back and forth
- Damp dice tower
Building a dice tower held together by spit
- Pyramids Bingo
A pyramid dicing game with crossing off numbers
- Maths King wanted
A great numbers game for teaching mathematics.
- Surprise Cup
The last person receiving the token gets content of the cup
A funny dicing game with elimination or giving up a token
- Dicing for religious education
Dicing for religious education
- Dice gambling
The dicing game for gamers: all or nothing, risk or losing, carry on or be safe?
- Dicing game - 53 loses
A dicing game with a lot of calculations.
- The darn 1
A dicing game with fortune and misfortune
- Folding rule for patience
The objective is to get the dice from one end of the folding rule to the other end and then into a cup.
- Dicing – a game with tasks
Depending on the number you cast you have to complete a certain task.
- The mountain pass road
This is a dicing game with a self-made plan
- Fox hunting
The objective is to catch the fox by collecting points
- Dicing house numbers
Like in Bowling, casting house numbers
- 17 and 4
Whoever reaches the score 17 + 4 most accurately?
- Finding the dice
Dice are hidden in the room and subsequently needs to be found again
- 30 dead
The objective of the game is to reach 30 points. However, at each round one dice is removed.
With this popular dicing game, you can lie and bluff
- Spiral of disgust
Depending on the number cast, the player is allowed to eat something
- The burned 15
The objective is to get as close to 15 using only one dice.
- Polar bears, holes and fish
This is a dicing game with the objective for the children to uncover the system behind it.
- Lice game
Only the one who is able to cast the previous number will get ahead.
- Cube race
This game depends on really fast dicing. A 6 will eliminate the players
This is a strategic game, but a bit of luck can never hurt.
Games with Measuring-Tapes
Even with the simplest of objects, such as the yardstick, you can come up with exciting competitions. However, you can use the yardstick also to prepare other games or use it as an aid, when needed. Also from an educational perspective, this simple object may not be despised. Most games, requiring a yardstick revolve around assessing or gauging measurements. This teaches kids correct estimations and correct judgment. In addition, the yardstick can be used for well-structured and precise teamwork. You also can train the kids’ sense of balance with a yardstick.
- Balancing folding rulers
Stacking several folding rulers on a bottle neck
- Coin – folding rulers – egg run
A coin is placed and transported on a ruler.
- Obstacle course
Moving a toy car with the unfolded folding ruler.
- Folding ruler coordination game
All players carry a folding ruler without ever getting out of touch with it
- Laser pointer
Marking a point on the folding ruler from a certain distance.
- Pictionary 1 (laying out figures)
Using the folding ruler to lay out figures
- Pictionary 2 (painting figures)
Paint pictures with a pen attached to a folding ruler.
- Giant tweezers
Using the folding ruler as giant tweezers and passing on sheets of paper this way
The objective is to estimate the height, length and width of several objects.
- Transporting objects
Transporting small objects on unfolded folding rulers
- Top of the tower
Leaning two folding rulers against each other
- Shooting folding rulers
Similar to Rabomberless but this time with a folding ruler.
- Measuring the chaos …..
The team has to run off and measure certain objects they were told to.
- Building figures
The objective is to create figures with folding rulers
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