In this game, there are four characters: eggs, chickens, dinosaurs, and super heroes. The game cannot end until everyone becomes a super hero. To begin, everyone walks around as an egg (see details below for how to identify yourself as a specific character). When you approach each other, you play rock-paper-scissors. The winner advances to the next level of character: eggs become chickens, chickens become dinosaurs, and dinosaurs become super heroes. The loser either remains an egg, or goes down a level. Once you become a super hero, you are invincible. You cannot lose your status, but you continue to play rock-paper-scissors until everyone becomes a super hero.
- Eggs - hands held above head, cuffed into an egg shape.
- Chickens - strut around, clucking, bobbing their heads, holding their hands up to their arm-pits, and flapping their arms.
- Dinosaurs - take giant steps, leaning slightly forward at the hips, arms raised in a curled forward position, and roar.
- Super Hero - fly around, arms stretched out.
This is a variation on a similar get-to-know-you game, but is better for a group that has gotten to know each other a bit and wants to strengthen their bond. The group sits in a circle (preferably on chairs, although this isn't required), with a leader in the middle. This leader calls out something this out of his/her comfort zone (i.e. "Riding roller coasters is really out of my comfort zone"). Anyone who is comfortable with that thing/action must get up from their seat and find another one at least two seats away. The person who does not find a seat is now the leader. They would provide something outside their comfort zone (i.e. Public speaking is outside my comfort zone"), and the game continues for as long as the group wants. Warning: Before beginning this exercise, emphasize people can reveal only what they are comfortable with. To ensure a higher level of comfort, this is best for a group that has already established some trust in each other.
Have the group stand in a circle with one person in the middle. That person throws a ball in the air and yells the name of someone in the circle (for the purpose of explanation, let's call him Jon). Jon tries to catch the ball before it hits the ground. If Jon succeeds, the round is over, the person in the middle is out, and Jon moves to the middle. If, however, Jon fails, the rest of the group is free to run away until Jon finally gets the ball. Once he securely has the ball, he yells "Freeze!", signaling everyone to stay in place. Jon, also frozen, tries to tag someone by throwing the ball at them (VERY gently). If Jon successfully tags someone, they are out. If he misses, he is out, and the person he failed to tag comes to the middle. Materials: One very soft ball