Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Swimming competition for paper boats

Time: in any order
Recommended age: from 10
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: none
Material: paper, rubbers, candles, coins, bowl, matches

Game description

Each group/or each group member makes a paper boat. Then different tests can be performed in a tub or stream and judged.
1. How long can the boat swim?
2. How far can the boat float in the stream?
3. How many coins can be put in the boat without it sinking? (test in a tub)
4. The boats are sunk with paper clips.


The boats can be made more floatable, in that they do not get wet as quickly , by using candle wax.


Different ways of scoring are possible depending on which competition should be played. It should be fund to build as many floating boats as possible.

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