Fun group games for kids?

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  1. Little
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    Ookkay, so as some of you might know, I spend some time helping out with about 25 kids aged between 7 to 11. This coming week, I've been given a half hour slot to keep them entertained and happy. So I need to come up with some games.... but my mind is really hazing! Its especially hard because I don't really know any of their names yet!! (Though I'm sure if its an "your out" type of game, the first kid out, can help with the names etc)

    So, can you recommend any games and how they are playeD??

    I seem to remember duck duck goose. but i cant remember the exact rules... like who becomes it if the person gets caught or sits down.
     


  2. TrolleyDave

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    Howabout Pass The Parcel or Musical Chairs?
     
  3. fischju

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    11 year olds will not like to play 'Duck Duck Goose' - get many decks of cards. Regular playing, goldfish, uno
     
  4. Little
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    i dont think they will play card games =/

    cant use chairs or any big props unfortunatly mister trolley dave =(
     
  5. BoneMonkey

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    buy a deck of UNO cards that game rules!
     
  6. moozxy

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    What's the time Mr. Wolf?
     
  7. TrolleyDave

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    Charades? Or a story teller type game?

    lol Howabout Juniour UFC? [​IMG]
     
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    Is it indoors (no big props)?
    If you have a large room without breakables you could play:

    Volca Ball - it's kind like dodgeball.

    2 soft balls
    Split into 2 teams
    divide an area up into 2 halves - line in middle.
    Each team has a 'backstop' behind the opposing team.
    Any time someone is hit out they go to the other end of court behind opposing team and can attack from that end too.
    The first person 'out' on each team tags the initial backstopper so they join the court.

    Anyone in the court can catch the ball but if they drop it they're out, of course if they get hit, then they're out.

    If you have a large outdoor area you can play Capture the Flag.
     
  9. moozxy

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    I've never played capture the flag before... I've always wanted to play [​IMG]
     
  10. Little
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    Hmm, junior UFC it is....

    bonemonkey how do you propose playing UNO with 25 under 11s =/ seriously lol


    whats the time mister wolf seems like a good one =D i remember that hehehe

    Volca Ball does sound like fun, but the younger ones get REALLY whiny =/ so don't think they'd like being attacked unfortunatly =(
     
  11. TrolleyDave

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    British Bulldog? Just using touch obviously.

    Statues? One kid is picked to be the catcher so to speak, then every kid has to pose like a statue. You can move when the catcher isn't looking but if he catches you moving then you become the catcher kind of thing.
     
  12. BoneMonkey

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    how about you rent a few kids movie so they can watch em
     
  13. Little
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    ah the good old violent games there trolleydave =p

    statues sounds good though =D


    bonemonkey, these are like girl scounts, they dont come to girl scouts every week to watch movies! thank you for the suggestion though =)
     
  14. TrolleyDave

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    What can I say, I was brought up on council estates, violent games are pretty much all I know! [​IMG]
     
  15. Little
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    wish i could do junior UFC with them, would be classic!
     
  16. miruki

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    I remember Statues being a whole lot of fun when I was around that age! *_*

    Somehow I can't seem to remember any other games at all. :/
     
  17. moozxy

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    OH! I just remembered another one.
    Stuck in the mud!
     
  18. Little
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    ahhh stuck in the mud!! how is that played??? i remember the name, and having to stand still
     
  19. Little
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    going to play port and starboard as well =D

     
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    I use to want a nes when i was really little, and when i would do that my mom would jsut say the floor is lava and i would have to get off really fast, by the time i would stop playing i would think we must be poor.