This week’s games are all about partnership and community. These games will put friends into some energetic and fun games to laugh and create meaningful partnerships.
Pair up your group and have one partner stand in front of the other. Make sure that the person in the back has their hands on the front person's shoulders. The back person has a hard boiled egg masking taped to their back. The object of the game is to run around and try to crack other teams' eggs without getting yours cracked. Only the front person can do the cracking. The back person must keep their arms on their teammate's shoulders and protect their egg at all times.
Materials: Hard boiled eggs, tape
Cracker Ping Pong
Two at a time, have your group kneel at opposite sides of a table with hands behind their back. With masking tape, mark a horizontal line down the center of table, representing the division of the two sides of the table. When the leader places the ping-pong ball on the table, they have to blow it (no hands!) and try to get it past their opponent (off the side). They can only blow and block the ball with their chest to keep it on the table. The catch is that before placing the ball on the table, each contestant is given a dry cracker, such as a Saltine to chew quickly before they begin blowing! They laugh so hard when they blow and cracker crumbs fly out of their mouths that the game gets really funny!
Materials: Saltine crackers, table, tape
Messy Four Square
Here's a fun variation of the popular game Four Square! Divide the playing area into four quadrants (if indoors, you can use tape on the floor, or you can play this game outdoors and use chalk). Then, play a game of four square with these modifications: grab a bucket of rags (large sponges would workd well, too) that's filled with ice water. Place the bucket in the center of the 4 quadrants - the ball can never touch the bucket. When a player is not busy returning the ball they can choose to reach into the bucket and soak another player for the pure enjoyment of it. Normal four square rules apply for the game but, it just gets a little more interesting while you're waiting for the ball to come to you. Although you could play this game indoors, it's best if you play this game outdoors, where the floor doesn't get as slippery.
Materials: Quadrant dividers (tape, chalk, etc.), ball, bucket of ice water, rags or sponges