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Catch the broom

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

Game description

This game is also suitable for larger groups; the more participants, the funnier the game. This game can be played in- as well as outdoors. And here is how it goes: All are standing in a circle. In the middle stands the game leader with a broom, which he holds with one hand. Now he calls out the name of a child while letting go of the broom at the same time. The objective is for the child to jump up from their seats and trying to catch the broom before it hits the ground. If he can’t do it in time, he replaces the game leader in the middle, and the game starts all over again.


If you do not have a broom available, you can make the game a little more challenging and instead of a broom use a ball, which the child has to catch before it falls to the floor.


Basically, there is no winner or loser. But if you want you could make a list and count the failed attempts. The one with the fewest penalty points wins.

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