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.
- Marbles on double-sided tape
Letting marbles roll to the edge of the table and there on a double-sided tape.
- Bowling with marbles
Bowling with marbles
- Marbles in the hole
The marbles must be tossed into a hole.
- The ring game
The objective is to flick the marble off the surface with your thumb
- Marble Boule
Similarly, Boule, marbles are rolled as closely as possible to a target marble.
- Marble flicking.
Nudging a larger marble off the table using a smaller marble
The objective is to roll the marbles as closely as possible to the wall.
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.
- Dropping marbles
Dropping a marble from a meter’s height and hitting another marble. Every hit scores one point.
- Marble Pyramid
The objective is to hit the marble pyramid of the other team with one own’s marbles.
- Tossing marbles out of a circle
Tossing marbles out of a circle
- Goal shooting
Rolling marbles in different size goals
- Cutting board marble race
Using a cutting board to launch your marbles and hopefully get them into a goal.
- Marble Golf
Marbles must be flicked from hole to hole.
- Marble pit
Getting all marbles into a hole. The first who succeeds wins the game.
- Eliminating marbles
The objective is to flick smaller marbles out of a circle, using a bigger marble
- Kicking Marbles
Trying to kick the marbles with your foot as closely as possible to the wall.
- Marbles in the cup
The objective is to get the marbles into a cup by rebound.
- Target throwing with chestnuts
Chestnuts are thrown into an egg carton.
- Peeving with marbles
The objective is to roll a marble as closely as possible to the wall.
- Through the tunnel
The objective is to roll the marble through a toilet roll which is taped to the ground
- Out of the circle
3 marbles have to be tossed out of a small circle
- Down the hole
Balancing a marble on a ruler, trying to get it into a hole.
- Marbles in the mug
Participants must try to throw as many as possible marbles into a cup.
- Up and close
The objective is to get your marbles as close as possible to a ball.
- Marble Race
The objective is to balance a marble on a spoon while running around in the room.
- Flicking game
Participants must flick their marbles into a cup.
- Marbles Fishing
The kids are supposed to fish their marbles from a container filled with water, using only their feet.
- Huga Huga Hotz
In this fun game, participants must mutually throw marbles in each other’s sweater.
In this marble duel always two players play against each other.
- Almost there
The object is to roll your marble as closely as possible to a finishing line.
- Sticky finishing line
The objective is to roll a marble accurately so it comes to rest on an adhesive tape
Marble-poker is a kind of card game that is played with marbles.
- Marble track
The objective is to build a track in which the participants roll their marbles.
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.
- Collecting candy
Collecting candy by holding a spoon in your mouth
- The spoon battle
Blowing out the candle of the opponent while at the same time not dropping the potato on one’s spoon.
- Egg and spoon race
The classic relay race with a tennis ball on a large spoon.
- Grappling hook
Using a spoon as a grappling hook for throwing.
Using a spoon to catapult small objects
- Snuffing out the candle
Attach a spoon with a rope to your waist and now try to snuff out a candle.
- Spoon on or off the nose
Who will be able to hang on to the spoons on the nose?
- Balancing a spoon
Balancing the spoon on the finger.
- Grabbing the spoon
Depending on whether it’s heads or tails a signal must be passed on while at the same time grabbing a spoon.
- Spoon in bottle
Getting a spoon into a bottle
- Grabbing the spoon
The participants have to try and grab a spoon when a certain keyword sounds.
- Sorting out spoons
Sorting out spoons blindfolded
- Bending spoons
Bending spoons artfully.
Dredging up soil with a spoon
- Snuffing out candles with a spoon
10 tea lights have to be snuffed out with a spoon
- Flour dredging
The objective is to take a spoon in your mouth and now transport flour from A -B.
- Feeding the beast
Blindfolded feed a child sitting opposite you
- Scooping out the soup
With a spoon scoop out the soups as quickly as possible.
Drawing a rope through the entire group
- Filling up the water bottle
Transporting water with a spoon in your mouth.
- Spoon to Jerusalem
Grabbing a spoon to a certain keyword
- Spoon Hunting
Grabbing a spoon when you hear a word but with a trick
- Spoon 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.
- Spoons – over and under
Pulling a spoon on a rope through the entire group.
- Carving a spoon
Carving a spoon for oneself.
- Moon Spoon guessing game
The participant pulls a spoon over his head. But the real secret he does not reveal.
Games with Toilet-Paper
Toilet paper game night
Toilet paper mummy
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.
- Toilet paper mummy
Turning around the own axes to get wrapped up in toilet paper.
- Toilet paper rolls
Rolling a roll of toilet paper into a goal.
- Toilet Paper Bowling
Using a toilet paper roll to topple over the cones
- Toilet paper threading game
All participants are required to roll the toilet paper up on a rod
- Twin Towers
The participants have to cover a certain distance with a board, holding a toilet paper tower.
- The big toilet paper unfurling
The objective is for the player to flick a toilet paper roll until it is totally open.
- Who 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.
- Rolling up toilet paper
The participants have to roll up an open toilet paper snake
- Building a tower with a broomstick
Participants must stack the toilet paper rolls on a broomstick to create a tower
- Building 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.
- Toilet paper rolling up relay race
The objective is to thread toilet paper rolls on a rope.
- Toilet paper cable railway
The objective is to rebuild a cable railway by the functional principal.
- Everyone is equally fast
The objective is for each player to run around a marked area or object at the same speed.
- Toilet paper throwing
The objective is to throw a ball into a circle filled with toilet paper rolls.
- Toilet paper coronation
The player must complete an obstacle course with a roll of toilet paper on his head.
- The toilet paper tower
Getting one another to throw over the tower
- Target throwing with toilet paper
From a certain distance, the players must throw a roll of toilet paper in the toilet bowl.
Toilet paper game
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
- Measure tape-conveyor belt
Rolling a table tennis ball on a measuring tape
- Blowing 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
Throwing a table tennis ball against the wall and catching it with a cup.
- Bouncing ball
Throwing a rubber ball against the wall and catching it again.
- Bouncing ball basket
Throwing a bouncing ball on the ground and catching it with a basket.
- Bouncing table tennis balls
Catapulting table tennis balls out of a basket on your back.
- Ball 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.
- Transporting a table tennis ball with a hairdryer
The objective is to transport a table tennis ball on top of a switched on hair dryer.
- Back 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.
- Through your trousers
The objective is for the entire group is to let a table tennis ball migrate through all their clothes.
- Letting it bounce
The objective is to bounce a table tennis ball into a bowl.
The participants have to hit a bowl with a ping-pong ball.
- Bottle top
The objective is to shoot a table tennis ball down from a bottleneck
- Pushing it with a balloon
With a balloon, participants must blow a ping pong ball as far as possible to cover a certain distance.
Games with Plastic-Cups
Passing on a cup with your mouth
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.
Participants must carry a cup on a table tennis racket.
- Toppling over the pyramid
With paper staples and a strong rubber band, the kids have to topple over a paper cup pyramid.
- Pyramid of cans
Building a pyramid from random cans
- Confidence trickster
Stacking and re-stacking cups
- Rolling the cans
A can has to be balanced/rolled only resting on two ropes.
- Blowing of paper cups
Blowing paper cups off the table using a balloon.
- Can race
Running with 2 cans attached to your feet
- Passing 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.
- A 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.
- Cup transport
Participants must carry a cup on a table tennis racket.
Participants have to balance a tray with water filled cups while completing an obstacle course.
- X amount cups in one go
Two persons must work together to transport a board with water cups.
- Cup staple shooting
The objective is to use a rubber band and paper staples to shoot down cups.
- Target water
Using a water gun or syringe, the participants have to squirt water into a cup
- Pyramid of cups
Participants must build a pyramid from cups.
- A pyramid put on its head
Participants must build an upside-down pyramid
- Cup Tower
The objective is to stack as many as possible cups on top of each other.
- Column Tower
Participants must build a tower of cups, books or other objects.
The objective is for the participants to flick a button or coin into a cup
- Letting it bounce
The objective is to bounce a table tennis ball on the floor so that it ends up in a cup.
- Spoon catapult
The objective is to catapult a coin or button with the help of a spoon into a cup.
- Chestnut or Peas Rally
The objective is to transport a chestnut or pea, jammed between the knees from A-B.
- Plastic cup air turbo
An empty plastic cups must be blown over the tabletop.
- The leaky cup run
Participants must carry water with a leaky cup.
- Water pyramid
Participants must fill a cup pyramid with water.
Within a certain time limit participants have to catch several small objects with a cup.
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