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Sharpening the pencil

Time: 3 min.
Recommended age: from 7
Size of group: 1 volunteers per team
Time for preparation: none
Material: Pencils, sharpener

Game description

To begin, the team leader hands every participant an equally long pencil and sharpener. Once the team leader gives the starting sound, everybody walks to his pencil sharpener and sharpens until there is nothing left from the pencil.


The alternative would be, the team leader sets a time limit of maybe 120 seconds. In this case, the objective is, who can sharpen most of his pencil. If you do not have enough pencils and sharpeners, you can play this game as a team competition. Simply divide the kids into two teams. Each kid gets a particular time; when that is over, he has to pass on the pencil to the next player.


The winner is the player or team which finishes off the pencil first.

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