Group and Individual Events

GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL EVENTS 28

Groupand Individual Events

Groupand Individual Events

SmallGroup Games

  1. Animal, Bird and Fish

Type:small group game

Source:YouthGroup Games,Retrieved From,

&lthttp://www.jubed.com/youth_ministry/search/asc/title/0/?s=20&gtFebruary 21, 2015Equipment: Chairs for every member

Instructions:the group members sit in a circle, and the first person in the gamegoes round. When he stands in front of a person, he or she sayseither of these words “Animal,” “Bird” or “Fish.” Theperson seated should respond with a name of the living thing in thecategory mentioned by the person standing.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach all people, especially kids withspecial needs some memory skills. Some can even be assisted with alist of all the animals, birds and fish to read from.

  1. Animal kingdom

Type:small group game

Source:YouthGroup Games

Equipment:Chairs for every member

Instructions:tell participants to each name an animal in the animal kingdom thatthey love. Then group them according to the answers. Ask each of themquestions about that animal, the group that answers more questionswins as the best animal to rule the kingdom.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach people the many types of animals.

  1. Anyone who?

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:papers printed out and stickers.

Instructions:stick papers with description of characters and attributes in a largeroom. Then let the members speedily stand in the post with theirattributes.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to jog the memories of members and toidentify their attributes.

  1. Bad bowling

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:Bowling ball

Instructions:Tell the kids to start bowling a ball, and a bad bowl will earn asmuch points as the correct bowl. The kids are to strategize how tochange the rules and score

Adaptations:adapted to teach kids how things can change and to manage sucheventualities

  1. Bibbidy Bop Bop

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:Chairs for every member

Instructions:let kids sit in a circle, and one is selected to start the game bystanding in the middle. When he points at a seated person at random,he will say &quotBibbidy Bop Bop.&quot The target will speedilyrespond with “bop,” failure to which he stands instead.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids the skills of responding fast

  1. Birthday bash

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:Chairs for every member, with one less

Instructions:let all members be going round the chairs except one. The one personwill call a month of the year, and all those who have birthdays inthat month will sit. The person who is left without sitting becomesthe new standing person.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train memory skills on personalattributes like birthdays

  1. Blanket volleyball

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:Volleyball cot, small blankets and a ball

Instructions:arrange members in competing sides of the basketball court. A personshould hit the ball while standing on a piece of blanket, and receivethe ball with the same blanket when the ball is hit back by thecompeting side.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train people the skills of changingequipments

  1. Body part speller

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:Chairs

Instructions:the team should sit in a C-curve and one member stands in front. Heshould spell the names of body parts, with speed, without missing.The one who spells as many words wins.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids the body parts.

  1. Building a bridge

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:Bowl, water, Icecream sticks, Elmer`s Tack, Paper clips, Strings and Glue

Instructions:split the group into groups of 3 to build a bridge across a bowl ofwater. They should build the bridge using simple things like, Icecream sticks, Elmer`s Tack, Paper clips, Strings and Glue. The groupwith the strongest bridge wins.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids simple building skills

  1. Skip a rope

Type:small group game

Source:Personal Games

Equipment:Ropes

Instructions:let two kids hold the rope and set a 7 meter gap, and two kids toskip in the middle. The one who misses a skip will go to hold therope for others.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids basic play skills

  1. Categories game

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:pieces of paper and pen

Instructions:write names of several categories of things that relate to kidse.g., TV, Radio, singers, cartoons, schools, animals, etc. Mention acategory and each group is to write a word of an item in thatcategory. The group with many words wins.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids memory skills

  1. Cheeto toss

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:Cheeto, Whipped Cream

Instructions:have a member of a group apply sticky whipped cream on the face andothers toss Cheeto over the face at a distance. The group with themost Cheeto tosses wins.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to create fun while teaching kids targetingskills.

  1. Celebrity head

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:Clothing headbands, cards, pen

Instructions:write the names of celebrities and stick them in the head of the kidsusing the headbands so as to hide the person from seeing. Ask themembers to guess which celebrity is written on the head. You can giveclues.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids` memory skills, how to guessor follow the clues

  1. Distinctively beautiful

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:paper and pen for every member

Instructions:ask the members to write good personal attributes about themselves.To write the attributes by starting with “I am DistinctivelyBeautiful because……”

Adaptations:the purpose of this game is to build self esteem. Therefore, the gamecan be adapted to train kids to appreciate themselves

  1. Do I know?

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:white ground marker

Instructions:pair the group into two. Ask one member to make a circle and theother to stand on it. The person standing in the circle should sayattributes that relate to the other. If they are correct, he gets outof the circle to the other to do the same.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids to recognize attributes ofcolleagues

  1. Comedy hour

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:None

Instructions:ask kids to respond by giving the funniest jokes, describe comediansand funny attributes

Adaptations:it’s a fun moment, and this can be adapted to cheer up kids afterschool work

LargeGroup Games

  1. Clan and tribe

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:None

Instructions:group members into “clans” of five members and ask them to benamed after an animal. Let each one of the talk and interact tomembers other clans by imitating the animal of their clan.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids how to socialize and act

  1. Copy cat

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:None

Instructions:members stand, with the one in the middle who will show others whatto do.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids how to do things as shown

  1. Crab soccer

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:Soccer ball, and field

Instructions:each member to make crab walk and kick the ball to score a goal

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids basic soccer with fun

  1. Everybody`s It

Type:small group game

Source:Great Group Games

Equipment:Chairs for every member

Instructions:run the game of tags then introduce several new twists and surprisesin the middle

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train members how to overcome unexpectedchallenges

  1. King Pin

Type:small group game

Source:Great Group Games

Equipment:colored Pins

Instructions:let the kids plant several pins of different colors per group. Twomembers of rival groups will set out to kick down rival pins to winthe group as the King Pin.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids how to compete in tasks

  1. The Best Game

Type:small group game

Source:Youth Group Games

Equipment:None

Instructions:Give points for every game won, and let members compete in many gameslike crab walk, soccer score, highest jump, etc.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids to compete at all levels.

  1. The Number Game

Type:small group game

Source:Great Group Games

Equipment:Cards with numbers written

Instructions:working with teams to compete on how to display numbers as fast aspossible

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids numerical skills

  1. Marshmallow Toss Game

Type:small group game

Source:Great Group Games

Equipment:Clock, Marshmallows, masking tape, towels

Instructions:the trick is to compete in catching as many Marshmallows as possiblein the mouth.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids competition skills

  1. Purses, Pockets and Wallets

Type:small group game

Source:Great Group Games

Equipment:purses, wallets and pockets

Instructions:let the kids search as many pockets, wallets and pockets as possible.The group with most searches wins

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids competitive skills

  1. Where the Wind Blows

Type:small group game

Source:Great Group Games

Equipment:Chairs for every member

Instructions:every member sits in a circle, with one in the middle who will startthings and places he has been, and members point the direction of theplace.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach basic geography

  1. Human Knot

Type:small group game

Source:Great Group Games

Equipment:None

Instructions:the teams entangle themselves and form circles. The one who forms alarge circle first wins

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids how to do things faster withunity

  1. Freeze Tag

Type:small group game

Source:Great Group Games

Equipment:None

Instructions:Two volunteers will start by chasing others, if touched you freezeby standing or sitting still. The game is to touch and freeze as manyopponents as possible

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids competition skills

  1. Number Game

Type:small group game

Source:Great Group Games

Equipment:None

Instructions:let members of competing groups name numbers that are associated withcertain phenomena. For example, number of legs in a crab, and manymore

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids basic numerals, geography andbiology

IndividualGames

  1. Balloon blow record

Type:Individual game

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:balloons, Strings

Instructions:the person who will blow as many balloons as possible wins the game

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids competition skills

  1. Chopstick Bean picking

Type:Individual game

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:Chairs for every member

Instructions:to pick beans or popcorns using a chopstick or toothpick from bow Ato bowl B, in record time

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids speed

  1. Paper snake-out

Type:Individual game

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:Papers

Instructions:to cut and roll a piece of paper into a snake-roll, fast and long

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train paper manipulation

  1. Play card sorts

Type:Individual game

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:play cards

Instructions:combine cards and hide six of them in several others. Sort the hiddencards at record time, or faster than others

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids competition skills

  1. Paper folding

Type:Individual game

Source:Personal Games

Equipment:Papers

Instructions:to create several items, toys or replicas using papers, e.g. a paperboat or a paper plane.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids paper manipulation

  1. Speed candle light ups

Type:Individual game

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:candles, lighters

Instructions:the game is to light as many candles as possible within a set timeframe

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids competition skills

  1. Bean separator

Type:Individual game

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:Mix of several varieties of beans

Instructions:the game is to separate the beans into different types with theshortest time possible using a toothpick

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids competition skills

  1. Popcorn necklace thread

Type:Individual game

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:Needle, Popcorns, threads

Instructions:the game is to create a necklace from popcorns using a stitchingneedle, as fast as possible

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids competition skills

  1. Potato Peeling Speed

Type:Individual game

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:Knife, Potatoes

Instructions:the game is to peel as many potatoes as possible at a record time

Adaptations:To teach kids basic kitchen skills through competition

  1. Bulls Eye Hits

Type:Individual game

Source:Personal Games

Equipment:A board, small balls, marker

Instructions:Mark a target in the center of the board bulls eye where to hit. Thegame is to throw and hit the mark as many times as possible

Adaptations:To teach kids how to target and throw

Team-buildingGames

  1. Alien Invasion

Type:Team-building games

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:eggs, tables, chairs, strings

Instructions:use body language to explain how to do things for aliens (like dropeggs on mars), who have made everybody speechless. The team that doesthat faster than others wins

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach the team non-verbal communicationskills

  1. All Together

Type:Team-building games

Source:Spusht Games

Equipment:None

Instructions:members to sit on opposite sides and join hands from behind. Then tryto stand without separating.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach team skills

  1. Alphabet Actors

Type:Team-building games

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:None

Instructions:divide the players into 3 or 4. The leader calls a letter and themembers should quickly form that letter by acting it

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train group formations

  1. Calculator

Type:Team-building games

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:Chairs for every member

Instructions:form a ground calculator by placing the numbers 1 to 20 on theground. Arrange team members 20 feet away and ask them to run to thecalculator and press a number. All must press until the last person.The group that finishes fast wins

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train numerical skills

  1. Community Quest

Type:Team-building games

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:Hidden items

Instructions:arrange groups into teams and set them to search for community basedresources that you have hidden in a field. The group with most findswins a community reward

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach the need for communityconsciousness, and teamwork

  1. Scrambled Puzzle

Type:Team-building games

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:Face bands

Instructions:Blind fold members of a team and have them fulfill some simplepuzzles. The puzzles could be completing a shape through touch

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach teams how to work without sight

  1. Crossing the Line

Type:Team-building games

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:none

Instructions:draw two circles next to each other, let two opposing team membersstand on them. Let one try to convince each other by all means tocross the line and enter his or her circle.

Adaptations:can perfectly be adapted to train convincing skills and how toinfluence people

  1. Down To One

Type:Team-building games

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:Large Board

Instructions:let each team have members stand on a board with one leg, withoutmoving. The team that will have its member as the last man standingwins

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach resilience

  1. Earth-ball

Type:Team-building games

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:beach ball or a balloon

Instructions:the game is to keep the beach ball in the air for the longest timepossible without hitting the ground.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train team members the importance ofstrategy

  1. Hot Chocolate River

Type:Team-building games

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:Ropes, Marks

Instructions:in a parallel manner, lay two ropes, 20 feet apart on the ground,like a river. Mark points on the space for teams to step on. The gameis for all members of the team to cross the river without stepping onany other part, since it is full of hot chocolate.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train teamwork and replication

GroupOriented Skits, Fun Drama, and Fun Songs

  1. 7-Up Camp Skit

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:Nursing kits

Instructions:the skit involves acting in a hospital environment. There are fourmen talking in the hospital waiting room when a nurse informs themthat the wife to one of them has given birth to twins

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach the team how to receive good news

  1. Airplane Disaster

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:Chairs

Instructions:two people are seated and act as the pilots in a plane. The two actas if the plane is nearing a crash and cannot land.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach the team decision making skills,especially during disasters.

  1. Big Jerk

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:None

Instructions:the play is for 2 people. One person will act as the one mowing grassin a field. The other as the lawnmower machine to walk on four andmake noise as the machine cutting grass.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to the team basic mechanical knowledge andcoordination

  1. Artistic Genius

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:chairs and tables, to play a stage

Instructions:members of the team are to act an art competition with judges andcompetitors. The judges will select those who are most creative withanything they perform.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to the team competition skills

  1. Hunting Big Game

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:None

Instructions:select four hunters from the team. They will be strategizing how tokill a game. However, there will be two other hunters who secretlyeavesdrop. They visit the target game and kill before the four.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach the team strategy and competition

  1. Attention! Attention

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:None

Instructions:a lone camper comes to a group of the team members and shouts“Attention! Attention! The team keeps silent, waiting to for moreand they ask for more.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach the team how to react to surprises

  1. Balloon Orchestra

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:Balloons, strings

Instructions:the players hold an orchestra while holding a balloon. At one point,they blow up the balloons in unison. They also fill the balloons withair at the same time.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train people coordination and unity

  1. Ants Marching

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:None

Instructions:mostly done when teams are idle. Members hold each other’s backsand march around the stage singing “the ants go marching” roundthe stage severally. The director chases them, but they come backagain.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach kids competition skills

  1. Anything for a Sale

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:None

Instructions:the skit involves a store salesman selling his wares and a motherlooking for a couch to buy. While the seller does not have a couch,he tries to sell anything else in the store to the patient mother.

Adaptations:this skit is perfect to train the team basic sales skills with fun

  1. Bus Stop

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:a bench to sit on

Instructions:at a bus stop, one person A is seated waiting for a bus. Another one,B comes and tries to make the place uncomfortable to make A, leavethe seat for him. When he succeeds and sits, another one C comes andtries the same trend.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to train on tolerance and resilience

  1. Candy Shop

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:None

Instructions:a team member will act a shopkeeper. He will ask others what he needsto open the shop. If the response from a member is an item, he willaccept, but if it is an object/structure, that member will act thestructure. For instance, if a member says a signboard, he will act asignboard.

Adaptations:this game can be adapted to teach the team organizational skills

  1. Doctor! Doctor!

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:None

Instructions:the skit involves a mother, a daughter, a doctor and a mortician. Themother works in the kitchen when the daughter screams and falls down.The mother calls the doctor who says she is dead and calls amortician. However, when the girl hears the mortician, she wakes upscreaming it’s a Joke!

Adaptations:this skit can be adapted to teach the team how to manage events

  1. Caterpillar Skit

Type:Group Oriented Skits and Fun Items

Source:Ultimate Camp Resource

Equipment:Blanket or a mat

Instructions:the leader of the skit introduces a talented caterpillar who fearspeople. The person who acts as the caterpillar is introduced as agenius who can answer any question from the audience. He rests as acaterpillar on a mat. He can count any number, he can talk, and hecan give any answer. If he cannot answer correctly, he will replacethe answer with a joke to make the audience believe that he is thesmartest character in the stage.

Adaptations:The skit can be adapted to train people and the team on how to handlequestions and make fun.

References

GreatGroup Games,Retrieved From,&lthttp://www.greatgroupgames.com/large-group-games.htm&gtFebruary 21, 2015

OneMinute Game Contests,Retrieved From,&lthttp://spusht.blogspot.com/2011/06/one-minute-game-contest-ideas.html&gtFebruary 21, 2015

UltimateCamp Resource,Retrieved From,&lthttp://www.ultimatecampresource.com/site/camp-activities/team-building-games-and-initiatives.page-1.html&gtFebruary 21, 2015

UltimateCamp Resource,Retrieved From,&lthttp://www.ultimatecampresource.com/site/camp-activities/funny-camp-skits.page-1.html&gtFebruary 21, 2015

YouthGroup Games,Retrieved From,&lthttp://www.jubed.com/youth_ministry/search/asc/title/0/?s=20&gtFebruary 21, 2015

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