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Balloon Challenge

Time: approx. 3 min., or extend the game
Recommended age: all ages, from 6, if necessary adapt the rules
Size of group: playable with a few teammates
Time for preparation: approx. 10 minutes
Material: Balloons

Game description

All children have to sit or stand in a circle. Next, each kid receives a different colour balloon, which he has to inflate. The aim of the game is to sort the balloons by colour. However, there are a few challenges: No one is allowed to leave their place, while the balloons are passed on from one kid to the other, the participants are not allowed to have more than one balloon, yet, no one is to be without balloon either. If one balloon drops to the floor, a child has none or more than one balloons, the balloon has to go back to its original place. It is recommended, that before you even start the game to give the group some time to come up with a strategy. For example, one child could be the coordinator and delegate certain tasks to other children. After the game, when the balloons are no longer needed, the kids can destroy them together. But watch out, they are not allowed to use their hands or feet.


Of course, the game can also be played in different variations. For example, two colours have to change their owners or that the same coloured balloons must not be next to each other.


There is no winner

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