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Nailing into logs

Time: 5 min.
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: none
Material: Nails, wood, hammer

Game description

That’s a game for logs to suffer. In preparation for the actual game, each participant puts his nail into the log but just as much so that the nail does not come off. Now the game can really start. Each player puts his left hand on his back and tries, using only one hand and the pointy part of the hammer, to get the nail all the way into the log. Then the hammer is passed on to the next child. If you are playing with young children, you could also use the wide side of the hammer. No problem there. For adolescents, however, the challenge and fun are greater using only the pointy side. If you want to make it even more challenging, ask the kids to use their left hand instead. Most people will be very clumsy that way, which will provide a lot of laughter.


The winner is whose nail is in the log all the way first.

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