To gain better listening skills and motor activity time. This Game is done best inside of a gym or room with enough running space and walls. Assign 2 walls; one being SNAKE WALL, the other being FIRE WALL. Children will line up on one of these walls to begin with. When the command of a wall is given, all kids …Read More
Large Group Games
Use these large group camp games for periods when you have to lead games for more than one group or have to lead very large groups by yourself. Who hasn't had 60 children, twenty minutes, and virtually no preparation time? Fear no more!
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This game is played with a large ball, each kid picks a number in the beginning of the game. Then the game is started by one person throwing it up in the air and calls out a number. The child whose number is called, grabs the ball and yells Û÷freeze’. Then the child with the ball takes three steps toward …Read More
1 Squirt bottle per pair *You can find them at the dollar store Some kind of border/ out of bounds Water source (We used a garbage bin filled with water that we would fill the squirt bottles up in.) To walk around squirting people Similar to the tank game, you have one child blindfolded “Tank” and another child is the …Read More
pieces of cloth or anything else the chasers can wear so they are easily distinguished by the campers. To have the most stamps on their paper. Pick safe zones at either end of the camp, then pick at least 3 people to be stampers at these zones, preferably counselors. Next select around 10 to 16 campers to be the chasers. …Read More
Any item that can be use as the ‘Bacon’ .. Ball, plastic bowling pin, frisbee… Get the bacon, score points, have FUN! As the game goes on and the kids get smarter (try to wait for the other person to pick up the ‘Bacon’ so they can get the easy tag for the point, etc) we try to mix it …Read More
Large roll of plastic sheeting 2 or 3 cans of Crisco 4 or 5 bottles of dish soap Hose The object is for each team to try and get the leaders back across their teams line. Played just like Steal the Bacon, only instead of using a ball or other object, you use one or two “brave” and “willing” volunteer …Read More
A sunny day ; field or flat area One person is “it”. Their job is to try to tag the shadow of the other players by stepping on it. When a person’s shadow gets stepped on, they are frozen until another player steps on their shadow.Read More
Soft object used as a swatter In the first variation, one person was “it” (the swatter). The swatter had either a *very* light stick or our favorite, large ferns or skunk cabbage leaves. Everyone would be in a circle around the swatter. The swatter would count “1,2,3 go” and everyone would run yelling “swat the fly”. If you were “swatted”, …Read More
ribbon or string tape (optional) for the camper who is “it”- to get as many tails as possible for everyone else- to be the last person with a tail Have one camper chosen to be “it”. Then give every other camper a piece of ribon or string in which they can tuck it into their back pocket or pants. If …Read More
One person must know how to play and how it works. You hold up one finger and say, “This is the Number Game.” Then hold up two fingers and say, “This is one.” Then 3 fingers – “This is two.” Now 4 fingers – “This is 3.” After that, hold up any number of fingers and ask, “How many is …Read More
1 watermelon for each team, Saran Wrap, glowsticks (optional), lots of duct tape Find, eat, and tape together the two halves of your watermelon before the other teams do! Best night game ever! We did this with six teams but you can adapt for the size of your group. Cut 1 watermelon in half for each team. Cover the halves …Read More