A space that is big enough to fit the group and a spot for someone to hide. The children sit in a group and close their eyes. The person running the activity walks around and taps one person on the shoulder. The person that got tapped leaves the room or hides somewhere where no one can see them. Everyone opens …Read More
25+ Awesome Circle Games for Kids and Adults
Quite often we form circles to play games, have group discussions, or make announcements. Circle Games are easy to monitor, ensure that participants are on equal ground (no one is at the front of the line, etc), and enable everyone to see and hear one another.
Circle games are also really easy to organize and set up in a hurry. Most of them don't require much preparation or materials, so camp counselors or teachers can get a game going without a lot of effort. This is why we think that group circle games are great for filling in gaps when other activities fall through for one reason or another.
Tips for leading Circle Games
Here are a few tips for running games to play in a circle:
- When leading circle games for kids, ask the group hold hands and slowly walk backwards until the circle forms and their arms are fully extended (as in the picture). Adults generally don't need this :)
- Have a big loop made of rock climbing webbing or rope and ask everyone to hold a spot of the rope on the loop and back up until the rope is taut. There are a number of games you can play with the rope like this, including group sit and race car
- Stash a circular blanket in your backpack, office, or trunk. Ask the group to sit on the outside of the blanket
Let us know what you think! And if you don't see your favorite circle camp games, or know of a fun variation, please submit an activity today!
-1 ball (the bomb) -Sheet of paper and markers(optional) -Awesomeness have your kids(10 to 20) sit in a circle. then, tell them someone hid a bomb in your bag. oh no! Then. pull out a small, foam or dodgeball type ball. for best results, use a black ball and doodle on it with white marker. Mine looks like a bob-omb …Read More
Group members must be mobile, and willing to participate. The objective is to get people warmed up, moving around and comfortable with one-another. Whoosh Ball is spectacular because by being silly and creative the participants/group members have the ability to start their day off on the right foot, and they are setting the ground work for open communication and creative …Read More
A place for a circle. So everyone starts singing this “Wigg-elo-o wig-wig-elo-o 3x. Then someone says to another person, Hey (their name) They respond with “Hey what?” Then everyone says “Hey (Their name)!” They respond again “Hey what?” Everyone then says, “Say show us how you wiggelo, say show us how you wiggelo!” The other person says, “My hands are …Read More
to get away without being tapped Divide the group evenly into two new groups. Have one group form a circle and sit on the ground or in a chair. These are your “Winkers.” Have the other group sit or stand (if in a chair) behind the first group. These are your “Tappers.” They stand ready to tap the shoulders of …Read More
Any object Figure out the right phrase to say. Similar to Scissors or Crossed Uncrossed except any object can be used. The people in the know take an object and position it three different ways while saying “You can do it like this and you can do it like this, but you can’t do it like this.” Then the object …Read More
Be the last one standing Make sure to say your number twice along with another number. If you call a number that is already out you are out Have a group of kids sit in a circle. The leader is Zoomy Zoomy and everybody else is a number 1.2.3 and so on until everybody has one. Clap your lap twice …Read More