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Ant is looking for a chair

Time: approx. 5 - 10 min.
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: from 6-8 teammates ideal
Time for preparation: none
Material: Maybe a ball

Game description

Before the game begins chairs have to be placed in the room – one less as there are children. Then they decide on who will be the ant. Everybody sits down, but change their seats after the start signal. The ant tries to find an empty seat while fluttering with its hands saying: “Ant is looking for a chair; the ant is looking for a chair.” Needless to say, the other kids are trying to snatch the empty chair from the ant. That might sound difficult but at the end, the ant will get a chair.


Because the ant must move more slowly than the other participants, you can increase the level of difficulty by having the ant holding a ball between his knees, which he is not allowed to drop.


If you play that game several times, the winner is the ant which could get an empty chair the fastest.

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