Summary: A funny relay race in which players must quickly drink as much water as they can and then pass it on to the next person.
Ages: 10 and up. Recommended # of People: Teams of 4. Messiness Factor: Better have a bathroom available! Materials Required: A liter of water per team, straws long enough to reach the bottom of container. Recommended Setting: Outdoor
Summary: A team building exercise in which groups build structures with the goal of preventing an egg from breaking. A judge tosses all structures (with the eggs inside) from a high elevation at the end. The winners are the groups that successfully protect the egg.
Ages: 14 and up. Recommended # of People: Several groups of 4-5. Messiness Factor: Quite messy. Materials required: Raw eggs, several straws, masking tape, newspaper, and any other materials for building.
Summary: A team based action game in which the goal is to locate and recover the opposing team’s flag before they do the same. A “jail” houses those who have been caught (tagged by the opposing team).
Ages: 10 and up. Recommended # of People: 20+. Messiness Factor: Sweaty. Materials Required: Two flags (any durable, safe, and noticeable object). Recommended Setting: Outdoors.
Summary: Dragon Tag is an action-based game that is like tag, but with a twist! Teams of 4-8 people form “dragons” by linking elbows and attempt to grab the “tail” of another team’s dragon. Last team remaining wins.
Ages: 12 and up. Recommended # of people: Groups of 4-8 people. Messiness Factor: Might break a sweat! Materials required: One scarf or bandana for each team. Recommended Setting: Outdoors.
One… Two… Let’s play Zoo!
Summary: Zoo is a rhythm-party game that has each player represented as an animal. The object of the game is to eliminate other players.
Ages: 10 and up. Recommended # of people: 6-15. Messiness factor: No sweat. Materials Required: None. Recommended Setting: Indoors.
Summary: An icebreaker where all players throw a shoe into a big pile. Grab a random shoe and find out three new facts about the person.
Ages: All. Recommended # of People: 10 and over. Messiness Factor: Smelly. Materials Required: None. Recommended Setting: Indoors.