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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.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Garbage bags, plastic bags, towels, bucketsAll under one water roof

    Using garbage bags to build a drain how much water can flow through?

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic bags, scissors, stringGarbage bag snake

    Cutting garbage bags into long decorative garlands and snakes.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic bag, garbage bagSack race

    This time, for the sack race you do not use a jute sack, but a garbage bag.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Water trough, plastic bag, measuring cupDisplacing water from water tub

    By inflating a plastic bag, water is displaced from a container.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic bags or any other bags, water, measuring cupWater bag transport

    Transporting plastic bags, filled with water.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Garbage bags, waterGarbage bags pipeline

    Using garbage bags to build a pipeline

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic bags, scissorsPlastic ribbon fight

    Everyone gets a plastic ribbon attached to his trousers. While protecting his own, he is trying to snatch that of others.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Garbage bags, scissors, if necessary, tape or stringCreating top shelf designer clothes from garbage bags

    Tailoring designer clothes from garbage bags

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Garbage bags, tapeSack race

    Sack race in or on an inflated garbage bag.

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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.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Nails, hammer, boardNail board

    The objective is to hammer a nail into a board.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Nails, wood, hammerNailing into logs

    Making the nails disappear with the pointy part of the hammer.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Nails, washing line or ropeBending the nails game

    10 nails must be hung on a clothesline.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Colourful threads, yarn, wooden board, nails, hammerYarn image with nails

    Making a yarn image with nails.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Nails, hammer, marble, wooden boardMarble trail made of nails

    Running a marble through a trail of nails.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Nails, possibly pliers to bendNail by nail will make a chain.

    Making a chain with nails

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Bottle, NailsStacking nails

    The objective is to stack a pack of nails on top of a bottleneck.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Nails, tapeSet of nails

    Put up as much as possible nails on the table.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Ropes, 10 bent nails, hook barHanging up nails

    10 nails have to be hung up on three ropes with the help of a stick with a hook.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cardboard tube, nails, rice or maize, paper, glueCardboard tubes with a difference

    Crafting a rainmaker from a cardboard tube

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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.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Shoes, socksSmell my shoes

    Who can assign the right socks to the right shoes blindfolded?

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Shoelaces or stringsTying shoe laces

    Always two children tie their shoe laces together and complete an obstacle course.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Shoes, target, markers, ringsTarget throwing with shoes

    Throwing shoes at a target.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ShoesShoe Memory

    All shoes are put on one heap. Then the matching shoes have to be found.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Shoes with shoelacesTying your shoes differently

    Tying your shoes with only one hand

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ShoesWhos got the biggest shoes!

    Each team presents their shoes in a long queue.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ShoesWho has seen my shoe?

    All shoes are collected on a great pile and have to be put on as quickly as just possible.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Blanket big enough to cover all shoesWho owns the pawn

    A shoe-game with various tasks.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Shoes with lacesTie my shoes

    This game is all about tying your shoes in the shortest time possible.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cans, shoesRifle shooting with a difference

    Shoe Throwing: Shooting at cans with shoes

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Shoes, SoftballShoe hockey stick

    Playing shoe hockey, using a shoe like a stick

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Chairs, shoes, blindfoldsChair makeover

    Blindfolded dressing up a chair

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Shoes, possibly golf clubsShoe Golf

    When you play shoe golf, your shoe becomes the ball.

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ShoesHiding Shoes

    A participant must find the hidden shoes of the other players.

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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.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toothpicks3 or 2?

    Everybody takes 1-3 toothpicks in his hand. Who can guess how many there are in total?

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cups, dice, tokensThe cups game.

    Depending on the number you have cast you may put a token into a cup.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: DiceThe big dice chaos

    This is a game where the dices may fly back and forth

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: DicesDamp dice tower

    Building a dice tower held together by spit

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, paper, pensPyramids Bingo

    A pyramid dicing game with crossing off numbers

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: DiceMaths King wanted

    A great numbers game for teaching mathematics.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cups, dice, candy, matchesSurprise Cup

    The last person receiving the token gets content of the cup

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: DiceDicing

    A funny dicing game with elimination or giving up a token

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cubes, pens, paperDicing for religious education

    Dicing for religious education

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: DiceDice gambling

    The dicing game for gamers: all or nothing, risk or losing, carry on or be safe?

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 6 dicesDicing game - 53 loses

    A dicing game with a lot of calculations.

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: DiceThe darn 1

    A dicing game with fortune and misfortune

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, cup, ruler, tapeFolding 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.

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Notepad, pen, diceDicing a game with tasks

    Depending on the number you cast you have to complete a certain task.

  15. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, paper, penThe mountain pass road

    This is a dicing game with a self-made plan

  16. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, paper, penFox hunting

    The objective is to catch the fox by collecting points

  17. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, paper, penDicing house numbers

    Like in Bowling, casting house numbers

  18. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, paper, pen17 and 4

    Whoever reaches the score 17 + 4 most accurately?

  19. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, paper, penFinding the dice

    Dice are hidden in the room and subsequently needs to be found again

  20. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, paper, pen30 dead

    The objective of the game is to reach 30 points. However, at each round one dice is removed.

  21. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, paper, pen, dice cupMxle

    With this popular dicing game, you can lie and bluff

  22. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Various edible cubes of foodSpiral of disgust

    Depending on the number cast, the player is allowed to eat something

  23. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dices, pens, paperThe burned 15

    The objective is to get as close to 15 using only one dice.

  24. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: DicePolar bears, holes and fish

    This is a dicing game with the objective for the children to uncover the system behind it.

  25. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, paper, pensLice game

    Only the one who is able to cast the previous number will get ahead.

  26. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Several dicesCube race

    This game depends on really fast dicing. A 6 will eliminate the players

  27. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Dice, dice cupsKazoo

    This is a strategic game, but a bit of luck can never hurt.

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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.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: At least 4 folding rulersBalancing folding rulers

    Stacking several folding rulers on a bottle neck

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Ruler, meter stick, coinCoin folding rulers egg run

    A coin is placed and transported on a ruler.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toy car, folding rulersObstacle course

    Moving a toy car with the unfolded folding ruler.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Folding rulerFolding ruler coordination game

    All players carry a folding ruler without ever getting out of touch with it

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Meter stick, laser pointerLaser pointer

    Marking a point on the folding ruler from a certain distance.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Folding rulersPictionary 1 (laying out figures)

    Using the folding ruler to lay out figures

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Folding ruler, pencil, tape, paperPictionary 2 (painting figures)

    Paint pictures with a pen attached to a folding ruler.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Folding rulers, paperGiant tweezers

    Using the folding ruler as giant tweezers and passing on sheets of paper this way

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Folding ruler, a list objects, pen and paperEstimating

    The objective is to estimate the height, length and width of several objects.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Folding rulers, objects (corks, paper, handkerchiefs, etc.)Transporting objects

    Transporting small objects on unfolded folding rulers

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Folding rulersTop of the tower

    Leaning two folding rulers against each other

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Meter stick, tape measureShooting folding rulers

    Similar to Rabomberless but this time with a folding ruler.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Tape measure, folding ruler, paper and penMeasuring the chaos ..

    The team has to run off and measure certain objects they were told to.

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Folding rulersBuilding figures

    The objective is to create figures with folding rulers


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