Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Washing gold

Time: approx. 5 min.
Recommended age: from 8
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: approx. 10 minutes
Material: small pebbles, spray-paint (gold or silver)

Game description

For this station, small pebbles should be sprayed beforehand with gold spray-paint. You should spray approx 10-20 pebbles per group which are then hidden/thrown in stream bed. The group must now try to locate the gold pebbles within a specific amount of time in their „pan“. One point is awarded for each pebble found. Dependent upon the level of difficulty required, they pebbles can also be buried into the creek. You should be aware of any nature protection laws when playing this game. A running stream, or an area which is under nature protection laws should not be chosen for this game, so that you do not disturb the river embankment and plant world (in and out of the water).


If this is not possible in your area, a sandpit can be used to hide the gold. The pebbles can surely be found with a sieve and water. If the pebbles have been dirtied by sand or earth, you can only find out if the pebbles are really gold pieces by using water to clean them.


Who will find the most stones in the given time? There is one point per stone or the stones are weighed.

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