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Games with less material: Balloon Games
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Games with little material, are those with no more than some balloons, or straws. It does not have to be a game where you need expensive materials. Some games come entirely without utensils, others might need a few, everyday objects, to play them. The advantage here is that the game preparation is easy and not as time-consuming. You do not need many materials to come up with some really exciting and varied games. The best example is the old catching game, something most likely, a game we all played in our childhood.

What can children learn through games with just a few materials?

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We live in a society of abundance. If you look into any nursery, you are almost overwhelmed by the abundance of toys and items which already a very young child owns. Therefore, many children live in the assumption that games without a wealth of materials are virtually nothing worthwhile, or at least are not the really fun.

That is not the case, you will learn when looking at the games listed on this game site. All of them need none to only a few utensils. The advantages are obvious: Such games are perfect for large groups or for holiday- and children camps, where only limited material can be taken. Children will learn that you can have fun and be satisfied with only a few materials.

Another factor is that these days many parents do not have the financial resources to continually buy new toys, electrical appliances and other things for their children. Particularly for families with several children, this can be a real problem. If children learn not to live in material comfort, there will be no problems later in life in this respect. Indeed, it has been proven: people, who do with little in life, are usually more satisfied than those who that live in abundance.

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Balloon games

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsBalloon tap

    A balloon is moved by tapping it up in the air.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsBalloon electricity

    Balloons are rubbed on the clothing and are stuck to the wall.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsWhen a balloon loses it’s breath

    A balloon is blown up on the starting line and then let go.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsThe balloon symphony orchestra

    The group must try to make different pieces of music with the balloons.

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, spoons, basketBasket (air) balloon

    Try and encourage their own balloon (with the help of a spoon) into a basket

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, paper, pencilsGuess what belongs to whom

    Try to find out who the description belongs to.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloon, tasksAirmail

    Catch a balloon, sit on it and perform the task inside it.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, large towelsWater balloon catapult

    A water balloon is catapulted back and forth with a hand towel.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, water, measuring tapeShot put with a water balloon

    The water filled balloon is thrown as far as possible.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: candles, balloons, straw, water, cup, beakerTask Run

    Various tasks in one run from A to B to C to D.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, potatoesCollecting with handicap

    Each team must collect items without letting the balloon fall on the ground.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: BalloonsAll balloons have to fly

    All balloons have to stay up in the air.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: BalloonsBalloon Challenge

    Participants must sort different coloured balloons.


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Games with a skateboard or scooter

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: skateboard, ropeSkateboard race

    A skateboard rider pulls himself along the rope for the entire length of the rope.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: skateboardSkateboarders push

    A skateboarder lies on the skateboard and is pushed along by the others.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: skateboard, ropeSkateboard on a lead

    A skateboarder sits on the skateboard and is pulled along on a 3m long rope/lead.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: skateboard, plastic bottlesSkateboard bowling

    How many skittles can the skateboarder knock over with his head?

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: skateboard, ramp, measuring tapeRoll drag

    The skateboarder starts off on a ramp and tries to roll as far as possible.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: skateboard, stop watchFast as lightning

    A 100 meter running race with a skateboard.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: skateboardMethod of transport

    A skateboard is a method of transport.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: skateboards, implements for an obstacle raceSkateboard Obstacle race

    An obstacle course with a skateboard.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: SkateboardTee off the skateboard

    The hunter tries to catch all the other kids on his skateboard.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: SkateboardsSkater chain

    Building a long “chain” using skateboards

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: SkateboardsSkateboard Race 2

    Skateboard competition


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Sweet games

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: different coloured bonbonsCollecting bonbons

    Collect your own colour bonbons.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bonbonsPicking up bonbons

    Using the mouth to pick up bonbons and place them in a barrel.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blindfolds, bonbonsA blind chicken

    While blindfolded, a member of the group must pick up a sweet and bring it back to the group.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bonbons, wrapping paperPacking up bonbons

    2 people try to wrap a sweet together.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: toothpicks, candy rings (polo mints)Rally: sweets with holes

    A candy ring is passed from one person the next with the help of the toothpick.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: candy rings, nails, wooden boardTarget throwing

    Candy rings are thrown so that they land over a board with nails.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: candy ringsRolling

    Which candy ring will roll the furthest or the longest?

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bonbonsThe toe bonbon rally

    The first person takes a sweet from the bowl with his toes and gives the bonbon to his neighbour.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bonbonsThe opening toes

    Try to open a sweet (or a chocolate bar) with the feet and then eat it.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bonbons, spoonM&M relay

    Taking a spoon in the mouth, bonbons or M&M's must be carried.

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bonbons, spoonM&M's catapult

    Bonbons or M&M’s are catapulted into a target with a spoon in the mouth.

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: toothpick, marshmallowsMarshmallow march

    With the toothpick in the mouth, marshmallows are passed from player to player.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: marshmallows, measuring tapeMarshmallow mouth

    Who can fit the most marshmallows in his mouth?

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: marshmallows, measuring tapeMarshmallow spitting competition

    Who can spit a marshmallow the furthest?

  15. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: marshmallows, measuring tapeMarshmallow blowing competition

    Who can blow a marshmallow along the ground the furthest?

  16. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: marshmallows, measuring tapeMarshmallow kicking competition

    A marshmallow is kicked.

  17. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: marshmallows, measuring tapeMarshmallow throwing competition

    Who can throw the marshmallow the furthest?

  18. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: lollypopsLollypop

    Which team will manage to suck the lollypop away the quickest?

  19. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: various sweets, pack of salt sticks, liquorice sticks or biscuits, chocolate, etc.Sweet masterpieces

    The group must build a creative work of art with sweets.

  20. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: strings, bonbonsThread-Candy

    Wind a candy with thread

  21. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: paper clips, bonbons, fishing pole with a magnetFish Something Sweet

    Each child uses a fishing pole with a magnet attached to the end of the string to fish out some candies.

  22. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: yarn, prizes (sweets)What A Commotion

    This is a nice game for a birthday party or celebration where every child should receive a prize.

  23. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Smarties, tubes, strawsSmarties Sucker

    Sucking up Smarties with a little tube or straw

  24. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Chocolate barsChocolate cube catching

    Small chocolate cubes are thrown into the air only to catch it with his mouth.

  25. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: MarshmallowsChubby Bunny

    Participant has to say a certain word with a marshmallow in his mouth

  26. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Cookies, biscuitsBiscuit on the forehead

    The participant gets a biscuit on his forehead and has to manoeuvre it down and into his mouth


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Drinking straw games

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: light object (cotton wool, table tennis ball, little paper squares), strawObstacle course

    A light object is blown through an obstacle course with a straw.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: straw, beans or little paper squaresTransporting corn or beans

    Objects are sucked up using a straw and transported into another container.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: straw, water, measuring beakerWater transport

    Use a straw to suck up water and fill up a measuring beaker.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: several straws, measuring beaker, water Pipeline

    Several straws are pushed together in a long pipeline.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: strawsMikado

    A game of Mikado with straws.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: straw, cotton woolBlowing competition

    A wad of cotton wool is blown along the table by blowing into a straw.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: cotton wool buds, strawsBlow pipe

    The straws are used as a blowpipe.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: cotton wool buds, strawsIndoor blow pipe battle

    The cotton wool buds must be blown into the opponent’s field.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: cotton wool buds, straws, coloured water soluble paintsBlow pipe battle with coloured darts

    A straw is used as the blowpipe. The ammunition is coloured cotton wool buds.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Drinking straws, cups waterHandstand Drinking

    The participant must do a handstand and drink at the same time.


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