Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Estimating tasks

Time: 3 min.
Recommended age: from 10
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: approx. 5-10 minutes
Material: Alternative 1: an empty jam jar, estimating materials (peas, matches, money etc.). Alternative 2: stones and scales. Alternative3: Water, tub and measuring beaker. Alternative 4: String

Game description

The following estimation exercises are easy to do: Matches or peas, coins or glass marbles are filled into an empty jam jar with a lid. The group must decide on the number of objects found in the jar. The interesting thing is how the group makes their decision.


The group must guess the weight of a stone, the amount of water in a tub or the length of a piece of string


The closer the group comes to the correct answer, the more points are awarded. The best team gets the most points.

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Estimate the number of peas or the weight of a stone etc.

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