Set up a circle of chairs. The number of chairs should equal the number of people in the group, minus one (for example, if you have ten people in your group, set up nine chairs). Each person, except for one, sits in a chair. The person not in a chair stands in the middle. The leader assigns each person an animal: lion, tiger, or bear (you could pick three different animals if you wish). The person in the middle says, "I like ____ (lions, tigers, or bears)." Everybody who is that animal must find a new chair (NOT the one right next to them). The person NOT in a chair at the end of the round is stuck in the middle. The person in the middle may opt to say "Upset the Ark." If the person in the middle does this, then everybody (meaning, all of the animals) has to find a new chair. Word of warning: this game can get dangerous, especially with older youth. Make sure everyone pays attention to their surroundings and is safely playing!
This is another (and a little safer) version of "Upset the Ark." Players sit in a circle of chairs. Number off each player, starting at 1. The leader calls out two numbers. The players whose numbers are called must change seats quickly while the leader tries to steal a seat. The leader continues until they find a seat. Then, the person without a chair becomes the leader, and the game continues.
The group gets into a circle. The leader chooses three people: one is the president, and two are secret service agents. These three people get in the middle of the circle. The rest of the group is trying to "impeach" the president by pegging him/her with a ball. The secret service agents must try to protect the president by guarding him and keeping the ball from hitting him. If the president is hit, three new people are chosen to stand in the center. Note: This game works best if the ball is kept moving constantly. Interrupting the flow of the game would make it harder. Also, make sure to use a ball that is soft and wouldn't hurt anyone if it hit them.
Materials: Soft ball