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Twizzler Tie Up

Twizzler Tie UpTwizzler Tie Up is a great team competition for the entire group!

PREP TIME- 2-3 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDED- 10 Twizzlers per Team (with some extras)

GAME TIME- 5-10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS- Everyone

INSTRUCTION

Place everyone into groups of two and hand them ten Twizzlers (make sure they are fresh). Explain to them that they are a part of the great Twizzler Tie Up competition.

The goal for each team is to tie the Twizzler into a knot (a simple loop that is pulled together is fine). The catch is that they must work together as a team, but each participant can only use one hand.

The first team to tie up all ten Twizzlers wins!

BONUS TIPS

1. Use Twizzlers, not licorice. Twizzlers are more challenging in that they are more slippery, but they are more durable as well.

2. Have some extra Twizzlers around in the case that some break.

3. Take lots of pictures and post them to your FB or Instagram page. Make sure to tag individuals in the group as well!

4. Award the winning team a package of Twizzlers for their knot tying prowess!!

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You’ve Been Served


You've Been ServedYou’ve Been Served 
 is a fantastic game of balance that gets everyone involved. It’s a simple game with no set-up and can be played just about anywhere.

PREP TIME- None

ITEMS NEEDED- A penny for each participant

GAME TIME- 5 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS- Everyone

INSTRUCTION

You’ve Been Served is a balance game that requires the participants to act as “servers.” A server often has to serve multiple dishes as one time, which they do by using a tray. For your game, individuals will pretend to be holding an imaginary tray with a penny on it.

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Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation
Lost In Translation is a great game that allows you to highlight the importance of communication.

PREP TIME- 2 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDED- 2 Jars of Peanut Butter, Plastic (or real) Spoons, Phrases to Read (or use the list below)

GAME TIME- 5-10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS- Everyone divided into two teams

INSTRUCTION

Lost in Translation is a simple game that requires a few items, but very little to no set up. The game centers around one’s ability to communicate… with a spoonful of peanut butter in their mouth!

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CRAWL BALL

Crawl Ball
Crawl Ball
 is a fun take on basketball that anyone can play. The beauty is that it takes minimal effort to set up but still delivers on all the fun!

PREP TIME- 5 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDED- 2 Garbage Cans, Pieces of Paper, Tape, Space to play game (20′ x 10′ or larger)

GAME TIME- 5-10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS- No more than 10 per team (unless you have a large space)

INSTRUCTION

Before you start, set up to garbage cans on the opposite ends of the “court.” You will need to tape off a half circle or square in front of the garbage cans (baskets) that prevents people from being in front of it. If that line is crossed by a defender, the opposing team gets a free shot from wherever the closest ball is. One you do that, place a bunch of crumpled up pieces of paper that will act as balls (thicker paper, or printer paper works better) in the middle of the court. We recommend three to start, but you can throw in more as the game moves along to make it more interesting.

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Don’t Be A Pushover

Don't Be A PushoverDon’t Be A Pushover is another simple group game that pits pairs of individuals against each other in a tournament style bracket.

Another great game if you’re short on prep time, because there is no set-up and it requires no materials.

PREP TIME- None

ITEMS NEEDED- None

GAME TIME- 10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS- Everyone

INSTRUCTION

To play Don’t Be A Pushover you will need to have participants face each other with their feet shoulder width apart (they can not stagger their feet to strengthen their stance). The distance between the two individual facing each other will should be about 18″.

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Hand To Hand

Hand To HandHand To Hand  is a quick and easy group game that everyone can play and takes absolutely no set up!

PREP TIME- None

ITEMS NEEDED- None

GAME TIME- 5-10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS- Everyone

INSTRUCTION

While you can play Hand To Hand one on one  (elimination format), we usually play with the entire group at once. If you have a large group, designate a few leaders to make sure that everyone is playing correctly and safely.

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Ring It Up

Ring It UpRing It Up is a great mixer that can be modified for any size group.

PREP TIME- Minimal (everything is done before your meeting starts)

ITEMS NEEDED- 6 Colored Markers (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple – like a rainbow)

GAME TIME- 10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS- Everyone

INSTRUCTION

Before people enter in, stop each person and have them draw a colored ring around (like a pen tattoo) their right index finger. You will need to make sure that you rotate colors so that you have even amounts of every color.

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Move It or Lose It

Move It or Lose ItMove It or Lose It is a fun and really easy game to play anywhere at any time.

Mixers are a great way to introduce your group to one another. While I don’t usually share mixers on the blog, I have had some requests, so I will be sharing a few of my favorites over the next month.

PREP TIME- None

ITEMS NEEDED- A list of groups to reorganize in to (see below)

GAME TIME- 5-10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS- Everyone divided into groups of 10-20 (larger groups, larger teams)

INSTRUCTION

This is about as simple as it gets when it comes to games. Teams will race against one another to see who can successfully organize themselves from beginning to end based on the topic given.  Then it is time to Move It or Lose It!

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Will They Say It?

Will They Say ItWill They Say It? is an exciting game that you can play anytime and anywhere as long as there are people around! It’s especially great for anytime you’re traveling, as it will really help pass the time.

If you are a group leader, it’s also a creative way to encourage people to move beyond their comfort zones by having fun in a unique, and albeit, challenging way.

PREP TIME- None

ITEMS NEEDED- A code word (see list below for suggestions)

GAME TIME- 1-3 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS- 1 Participant (you can play in teams of 2) & an Innocent Bystander

INSTRUCTION

Will They Say It? is incredibly simple. First of all, select someone who is willing to participate. Their only goal is to get someone (preferably someone they don’t know) to say the code word you assign to them.

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