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Games with Marbles

Marbles are among the oldest toys for children. These days they are very cheaply to obtain and can be nicely integrated into an afternoon of game playing. Besides the classic marble game, the team leader can use those colourful glass marbles to organise a treasure hunt or encourage the participants to use the marbles for bargaining. Younger children learn this the principle of bartering and learn that any object may have a different value for others. This will teach them to compromise. However, there are many other games you could play such as Marble Cones, where one marble always has to hit another marble. Or playing the marbles in a way that they are nudged into a goal. These are but a few games for the group afternoon.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Table, marbles, double-sided tapeMarbles on double-sided tape

    Letting marbles roll to the edge of the table and there on a double-sided tape.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Play figures, marblesBowling with marbles

    Bowling with marbles

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesMarbles in the hole

    The marbles must be tossed into a hole.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesThe ring game

    The objective is to flick the marble off the surface with your thumb

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesMarble Boule

    Similarly, Boule, marbles are rolled as closely as possible to a target marble.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles (small and 1 large one respectively)Marble flicking.

    Nudging a larger marble off the table using a smaller marble

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesPeeving

    The objective is to roll the marbles as closely as possible to the wall.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesRebound

    Again the objective is to get the marble as closely as possible to the wall. However, this time, the marble needs to touch the wall first.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesDropping marbles

    Dropping a marble from a meterís height and hitting another marble. Every hit scores one point.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesMarble Pyramid

    The objective is to hit the marble pyramid of the other team with one ownís marbles.

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, marking penTossing marbles out of a circle

    Tossing marbles out of a circle

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, wooden board with different size openings, wooden building blocksGoal shooting

    Rolling marbles in different size goals

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cutting board, marblesCutting board marble race

    Using a cutting board to launch your marbles and hopefully get them into a goal.

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesMarble Golf

    Marbles must be flicked from hole to hole.

  15. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesMarble pit

    Getting all marbles into a hole. The first who succeeds wins the game.

  16. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, chalkEliminating marbles

    The objective is to flick smaller marbles out of a circle, using a bigger marble

  17. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, tape measureKicking Marbles

    Trying to kick the marbles with your foot as closely as possible to the wall.

  18. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, cupMarbles in the cup

    The objective is to get the marbles into a cup by rebound.

  19. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Egg carton, chestnut, scissors, paint and brushesTarget throwing with chestnuts

    Chestnuts are thrown into an egg carton.

  20. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, tape measurePeeving with marbles

    The objective is to roll a marble as closely as possible to the wall.

  21. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, toilet paper roll, tapeThrough the tunnel

    The objective is to roll the marble through a toilet roll which is taped to the ground

  22. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesOut of the circle

    3 marbles have to be tossed out of a small circle

  23. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, ruler with holeDown the hole

    Balancing a marble on a ruler, trying to get it into a hole.

  24. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, cupMarbles in the mug

    Participants must try to throw as many as possible marbles into a cup.

  25. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, larger marble or ballUp and close

    The objective is to get your marbles as close as possible to a ball.

  26. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, spoonMarble Race

    The objective is to balance a marble on a spoon while running around in the room.

  27. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, cupFlicking game

    Participants must flick their marbles into a cup.

  28. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, bowl of waterMarbles Fishing

    The kids are supposed to fish their marbles from a container filled with water, using only their feet.

  29. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesHuga Huga Hotz

    In this fun game, participants must mutually throw marbles in each otherís sweater.

  30. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, marking the playfieldBang-bang

    In this marble duel always two players play against each other.

  31. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, material to mark the playing fieldAlmost there

    The object is to roll your marble as closely as possible to a finishing line.

  32. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, double-sided tapeSticky finishing line

    The objective is to roll a marble accurately so it comes to rest on an adhesive tape

  33. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarblesMarble-poker

    Marble-poker is a kind of card game that is played with marbles.

  34. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Marbles, wood strips, possibly string or threadMarble track

    The objective is to build a track in which the participants roll their marbles.

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Games with Spoons

Even ordinary spoons that can be found in every household are suitable for exciting games. Because of its shape, spoons are about predestined to various skill games. Of course, the classic egg and spoon race is almost a must. The idea hereby is, to bring an egg to a certain destination. However, with a little fantasy you can also come up with some nifty sports activities. Spoons, virtually offer themselves for hurling objects or for spinning them. Generally, this will train the fine motor skills of children and young people playfully. You can of course, invent your own skills games. For example, everybody receives a spoon, puts the handle in the mouth and then collects candies with it.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Candies, spoonCollecting candy

    Collecting candy by holding a spoon in your mouth

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Potato, spoon, candle, matchesThe spoon battle

    Blowing out the candle of the opponent while at the same time not dropping the potato on oneís spoon.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, tennis balls or eggsEgg and spoon race

    The classic relay race with a tennis ball on a large spoon.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoons, stringGrappling hook

    Using a spoon as a grappling hook for throwing.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, small objectsCatapult

    Using a spoon to catapult small objects

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Candle, spoon, stringSnuffing out the candle

    Attach a spoon with a rope to your waist and now try to snuff out a candle.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: SpoonsSpoon on or off the nose

    Who will be able to hang on to the spoons on the nose?

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, obstaclesBalancing a spoon

    Balancing the spoon on the finger.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, coinGrabbing the spoon

    Depending on whether itís heads or tails a signal must be passed on while at the same time grabbing a spoon.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, string, bottleSpoon in bottle

    Getting a spoon into a bottle

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, story tellingGrabbing the spoon

    The participants have to try and grab a spoon when a certain keyword sounds.

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Various spoons, blindfoldsSorting out spoons

    Sorting out spoons blindfolded

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: SpoonsBending spoons

    Bending spoons artfully.

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoons, buckets or measuring cupShovel-spoon

    Dredging up soil with a spoon

  15. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, tea lightsSnuffing out candles with a spoon

    10 tea lights have to be snuffed out with a spoon

  16. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon flourFlour dredging

    The objective is to take a spoon in your mouth and now transport flour from A -B.

  17. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoons, blindfolds, yoghurt and other foodsFeeding the beast

    Blindfolded feed a child sitting opposite you

  18. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Soup bowl, soup, spoonScooping out the soup

    With a spoon scoop out the soups as quickly as possible.

  19. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoons, ropeConnectedness

    Drawing a rope through the entire group

  20. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, transporting waterFilling up the water bottle

    Transporting water with a spoon in your mouth.

  21. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoons, chairsSpoon to Jerusalem

    Grabbing a spoon to a certain keyword

  22. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoons, chairsSpoon Hunting

    Grabbing a spoon when you hear a word but with a trick

  23. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, pen and paperSpoon Story

    Before the game starts, the team leader has to write a story about spoons. Whenever he says the word spoon, the kids have to grab a spoon.

  24. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoons and long ropesSpoons Ė over and under

    Pulling a spoon on a rope through the entire group.

  25. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoon, carving tools, sandpaperCarving a spoon

    Carving a spoon for oneself.

  26. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: SpoonMoon Spoon guessing game

    The participant pulls a spoon over his head. But the real secret he does not reveal.

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Games with Toilet-Paper

Toilet paper game night

Toilet paper mummy
Toilet paper mummy
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Toilet paper actually belongs to the essential equipment in every household. Because it is just readily and usually always available, toilet paper is also ideal for a variety of games to fill an entire evening. Although some of the proposed games can be played exclusively outdoors, they are also excellent to play in a gym or in the group room.

This is exactly why toilet paper games are such a popular choice as a program item for the cold season - between late autumn and spring, when it is too cold for the young people to go outside to play. With only a few rolls of toilet paper, you can have a lot of fun all afternoon.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paperToilet paper mummy

    Turning around the own axes to get wrapped up in toilet paper.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paperToilet paper rolls

    Rolling a roll of toilet paper into a goal.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cones, rolls of toilet paperToilet Paper Bowling

    Using a toilet paper roll to topple over the cones

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper, rodToilet paper threading game

    All participants are required to roll the toilet paper up on a rod

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Rolls of toilet paper, boardsTwin Towers

    The participants have to cover a certain distance with a board, holding a toilet paper tower.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rolls, measuring tapeThe big toilet paper unfurling

    The objective is for the player to flick a toilet paper roll until it is totally open.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rollsWho can unfurl the toilet paper the quickest?

    In teams of twos, the children have to try to unfurl a roll of toilet paper as quickly as possible.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rollsRolling up toilet paper

    The participants have to roll up an open toilet paper snake

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rolls, broomstickBuilding a tower with a broomstick

    Participants must stack the toilet paper rolls on a broomstick to create a tower

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rolls, tennis ballsBuilding a tower with the help of tennis balls and a rod of toilet paper rolls

    The objective is to build an as high as possible tower with the help of toilet paper rolls and tennis balls.

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rolls, ropeToilet paper rolling up relay race

    The objective is to thread toilet paper rolls on a rope.

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rolls, very long ropeToilet paper cable railway

    The objective is to rebuild a cable railway by the functional principal.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet roll, rodEveryone is equally fast

    The objective is for each player to run around a marked area or object at the same speed.

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rollsToilet paper throwing

    The objective is to throw a ball into a circle filled with toilet paper rolls.

  15. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rollsToilet paper coronation

    The player must complete an obstacle course with a roll of toilet paper on his head.

  16. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rollsThe toilet paper tower

    Getting one another to throw over the tower

  17. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toilet paper rollsTarget throwing with toilet paper

    From a certain distance, the players must throw a roll of toilet paper in the toilet bowl.

Toilet paper game
Toilet paper game
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Games with bouncing-ball or table-tennis-ball

Even with simple objects such as table tennis balls and cotton wool, you can come up with creative game ideas. The advantage: Those materials are almost always already in the toy box, just waiting to be taken out. Table tennis balls are ideal for several skill teaching games. Such as transporting a table tennis ball on a spoon through an obstacle course. Even in combination with cotton wool, this game is great when, for example, a ball of cotton wool must be blown through an obstacle course. And when the game is over, and a winner is determined, the rest of the cotton wool balls can be used for a dry “snowball” fight

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Measuring tape, tennis ball, glassMeasure tape-conveyor belt

    Rolling a table tennis ball on a measuring tape

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: TT-Ball, 16 glasses, bottleBlowing a table tennis ball off a bottle neck.

    The candidate must blow a table tennis ball from the bottle neck so that it lands in one of 16 surrounding glasses

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Tennis ball, cupRebound

    Throwing a table tennis ball against the wall and catching it with a cup.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Bouncing ballBouncing ball

    Throwing a rubber ball against the wall and catching it again.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Bouncing balls, basketBouncing ball basket

    Throwing a bouncing ball on the ground and catching it with a basket.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Table tennis balls, basketBouncing table tennis balls

    Catapulting table tennis balls out of a basket on your back.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Table tennis ball, cling wrapBall transport on a cling wrap

    The objective for the team is to carry a table tennis ball on a cling wrap as quickly as possible from A-B.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Table tennis balls, hairdryerTransporting a table tennis ball with a hairdryer

    The objective is to transport a table tennis ball on top of a switched on hair dryer.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Eggcup, table tennis ballBack and forth in an egg cup

    The objective is for a team of tows to blow a table tennis ball back and forth between to egg cups.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Table tennis ballThrough your trousers

    The objective is for the entire group is to let a table tennis ball migrate through all their clothes.

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Tennis ball, bowlLetting it bounce

    The objective is to bounce a table tennis ball into a bowl.

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Tennis ball, bowlSquare

    The participants have to hit a bowl with a ping-pong ball.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Tennis ball, rubber, paper staples, bottleBottle top

    The objective is to shoot a table tennis ball down from a bottleneck

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Balloon, table tennis ballPushing it with a balloon

    With a balloon, participants must blow a ping pong ball as far as possible to cover a certain distance.

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Games with Plastic-Cups

Passing on a cup with your mouth
Passing on a cup with your mouth
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Disposable tableware like plastic cups are convenient and cheap. Therefore, they should not be missing in any household. And the best part: With plastic cups, many different games ideas can be implemented. In most cases it does not matter whether it is a disposable plastic cup or a more stable cup. Both can be used several times. With both variations, you can have great fun.

However, they not only provide great fun, but they also bear an educational effect: Thus, these games, require skills, such as a sense of balance, endurance, and fine motor skills. Therefore, the featured games are suitable not only for a birthday party but also for a group afternoon.

Cup transport
Participants must carry a cup on a table tennis racket.
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  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Paper, rubber bands, paper cupsToppling over the pyramid

    With paper staples and a strong rubber band, the kids have to topple over a paper cup pyramid.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Many cansPyramid of cans

    Building a pyramid from random cans

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: CupsConfidence trickster

    Stacking and re-stacking cups

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cans, ropes, material for handlebarsRolling the cans

    A can has to be balanced/rolled only resting on two ropes.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Paper cups, balloonsBlowing of paper cups

    Blowing paper cups off the table using a balloon.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cans, ropesCan race

    Running with 2 cans attached to your feet

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, waterPassing on a cup with your mouth

    The participants are required to fill up a cups with water and then pass it on mouth to mouth.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, water, measuring cupA chain of cups

    In this game, the participants have to pour the water from one cup to the next and so transport as much as possible water to the finishing line.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, water, tennis rackCup transport

    Participants must carry a cup on a table tennis racket.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, water, trayWaiter

    Participants have to balance a tray with water filled cups while completing an obstacle course.

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 10 plastic cups, water, board or traysX amount cups in one go

    Two persons must work together to transport a board with water cups.

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, rubber, paper staplesCup staple shooting

    The objective is to use a rubber band and paper staples to shoot down cups.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, water, water, syringes or water gunsTarget water

    Using a water gun or syringe, the participants have to squirt water into a cup

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic/paper cupsPyramid of cups

    Participants must build a pyramid from cups.

  15. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, beer coastersA pyramid put on its head

    Participants must build an upside-down pyramid

  16. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cupsCup Tower

    The objective is to stack as many as possible cups on top of each other.

  17. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, books, boxes and coastersColumn Tower

    Participants must build a tower of cups, books or other objects.

  18. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cups, coins, buttonsFlicking

    The objective is for the participants to flick a button or coin into a cup

  19. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Table tennis balls, plastic cupsLetting it bounce

    The objective is to bounce a table tennis ball on the floor so that it ends up in a cup.

  20. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Spoons, coins, plastic cupsSpoon catapult

    The objective is to catapult a coin or button with the help of a spoon into a cup.

  21. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, chestnuts or the likeChestnut or Peas Rally

    The objective is to transport a chestnut or pea, jammed between the knees from A-B.

  22. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, tablePlastic cup air turbo

    An empty plastic cups must be blown over the tabletop.

  23. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups with holes, water, measuring cupThe leaky cup run

    Participants must carry water with a leaky cup.

  24. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, waterWater pyramid

    Participants must fill a cup pyramid with water.

  25. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Plastic cups, small objects to throwCatching

    Within a certain time limit participants have to catch several small objects with a cup.


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