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Running in pairs

Time: approx. 3 min., or extend the game
Recommended age: approx. from 10, or adapt the level of difficulty
Size of group: playable with a few teammates
Time for preparation: none
Material: Tennis balls

Game description

Divide the participants into small teams of two each. Ideally, they should have the same height. The challenge is that the participants have to face each other and squeeze the ball between their bellies. And that’s how they are carrying the ball to the finishing line. The objective, of course, is, not to lose the ball. If that happens none the less, they have to stop, squeeze the ball between themselves once again and continue. You can play several versions of this game and have more rounds as well. This fun game promotes skill and team spirit.


The teams can either sequentially or all together. The latter guarantees more fun because it can get pretty messy. Another variant is pairing the kids with the greatest possible difference in size. This version provides additional fun because the runner must demonstrate more skill.


The winner is the pair which completes the task the quickest. Another rating would be by the time they are losing the ball.

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