Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

The hot wire

Time: approx. 5 minutes
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: none (only hold the material)
Material: Electrical equipment (wire, battery, lamp or door bell).

Game description

For this game you will need some electrical equipment. A long wire is attached to the positive pole of a battery. A wire is also attached to the negative pole with a loop. This loop is now slide over the over wire without touching it. If the wires touch a lamp comes on or a bell rings because it is attached to the plus and minus poles and the electrical circuit closes upon contact of the two wires.


There are several scoring possibilities: The distance covered can be measured, the number of people who manage it without touching the wire can be counted up or the amount of time needed can be recorded.

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Games for youth groups, children’s birthday party or community fete.

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