Group Games

Got-Ya

A fast, exciting reaction game. Materials None How to Play Instruct players to stand in a circle Players need to place their left hand, palm facing up in front of their belly button Now they need to place their right hand, index finger only pointing down, resting in the left palm of the player to …

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Beetle

An activity designed to encourage participants to let their inhibitions go and act like a beetle! Materials None How to Play Explain to participants that the group will be playing a game for the duration of the activity, camp, day etc Instruct group members that at anytime one person in the group (the ‘beetle’) can …

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Electric Fence

An activity that never fails to improve group participation and cooperation. Materials A rope How to Play Firstly, tie the rope between two trees/poles at a height that is approximately hip height of your tallest participants (approx 1m for most groups) Have your group stand together on one side of the ‘electric fence’ (the rope) …

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Helium Stick

An activity that is bound to get participants laughing and working together to achieve a simple goal! Materials A long stick (tent poles are perfect for this) How to Play Have participants stand in two lines facing each other about 1m apart Ask them to place their hands in front of themselves at stomach height …

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Count Off

A simple activity that can be used anywhere to trigger teamwork. Materials None How to Play Count how many people are in your group (eg. 10 participants) Instruct the group to count off outloud to the number (10) without talking to each other – all other forms of communication are allowed A person cannot count …

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Magic Hat

A game that gets participants thinking and working together whilst having a laugh! Materials A hat (could be a cone, towel, or anything you have handy), a rope to mark the playing area (rope not essential, could use sticks, marks in the ground) How to Play Section out a playing area approximately 10m x 10m …

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