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Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:33

Rogue Spear

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The Idea is the several rogue nations have taken hostages and the "Counterterrorists"(CT) need to rescue the hostages. Four to ten "Terrorists"(T) are volunteered and they go out to hide their "Hostage" (frizbee, etc.), they have two minutes to do so. They must stay ten paces away from the hostage and a max of fifty paces from it. Once the two minutes are up the CT have twelve minutes to find the hostages and rescue them. Since they've been ordered to be steathy the CT's cannot tag the T, only the T can tag. When a CT has been tagged he or she must go back to where the game began (Youth room, clearing in the woods, etc.), or "LandingZone" (LZ), and can then start again. If the CT's rescue a hostage, the Terrorist that was holding the hostage becomes a CT and hunts for the remainder of the hostages. The game ends either when all the hostages have been rescued and brought to the LZ, or when the twelve minutes are up. New volunteers can switch with the former T's and the game can start again. Try to keep the T's from all hiding together, like a two Terrorist per room or area rule, with all of them together it is very difficult to rescue the hostages.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:33

Pull Ups

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Put the group into a large circle of chairs. Pick 3 boys and 3 girls (you can pick more or less depending on the size of your group) to come into the center and remove their chairs. Have music ready. Instruct them that when the music starts they must find someone of the opposite sex and pull them up out of their chair, and sit in it - quickly. This person then must do the same, moving at least 3 chairs away from his/her previous position. Everyone must stop when the music stops. The winner is the group that has the fewest members in the circle. After a few rounds, have some helpers remove chairs before people sit down in them to make it a little more chaotic. It helps to set some rules about how hard to pull up people. Guys can't jerk girls arms out of their sockets and also must allow themselves to be pulled up, etc.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:32

Potty Soccer

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This is just like hockey but with toilet brushes. It adds a new element to the game, namely that the ball is harder to hit than usual. A favorite at my youth ministry.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:32

Poopdeck

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For medium size to large groups indoor or out. Use tape to create large boxes on the floor or ground. Each of these boxes is a deck. Students gather in one of these decks--the poopdeck, quarterdeck and halfdeck. The leader calls out a "deck" and all the students move to the deck called out. The last student into the deck is out of the game. The game continues until two students are left. To make the game more exciting you can add your own "decks". We have a balcony in our high school room so we use the "upper deck"--radical! Students falling all over themselves up the stairs. You can yell out commands too instead of moving them to another "deck." -- like "hit the deck" (everyone goes face down, last one down is out)..."swabthe deck" (everyone on their knees)...very, very fun. Be creative!
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:32

Pool Noodle Swat

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(Aka Sword in the Stone) Take one pool noodle and cut it in half. Use only one half at first. This is the "swatter." Have all the youth sit in chairs in a circle with one chair in the middle. The person in the middle takes the swatter and hits someone who is sitting on the lap. The youth in the middle then runs and places the swatter on the chair in the middle and trys to run back to the chair of the person they swatted before that person can get up, take the swatter from the chair in the middle and hit the person back. As the youth get good at this game, move the circle further apart and add more swatters (means more people in the middle) and more chairs in the middle. I've had as many as 4 swatters on the go at once and its a very confusing kind of fun!
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:32

Pool Noodle Hockey

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Ball Hockey always leaves the less than athletic people out of the game. In this version, take a pool noodle and cut about 1 inch of the end, cover it in ducttape. This is the puck. Because its so light, even the worst goalie can stop the shot. Also, its difficult to get a good 'slap shot' because the puck won't fly straight. As a second suggestion, try useing pool noodles cut in half as the hockey sticks. I've always wanted to try this, but have never had the time as yet.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:32

Pole Game

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Another good game especially if you have active kids that need to burn off steam is one we call the pole game. First you need a pole or something about 3 feet long that will stand up and is not to hard to tip over. Get everyone in a circle around the pole holding hands. The object is to pull someone in and use them to knock over the pole without knocking it over yourself. If a person knocks over the pole they leave the circle, if the circle breaks the two people who let go leave the circle. It is a pretty active game and can get a little rough on less active people. The best part is that it gets very competitive and the rowdiest most energetic tend to stay in the longest keeping them busily occupied.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:32

Pirates

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You will need seven stones or shoes or other small objects. The kids are divided into 4 equal groups, with one group in each corner of the area you are in. the seven objects are put into the middle of the room, with a square drawn round them and a small square in front of each team. The team members are numbered from one to whatever. you then call out a number, one for example the four people numbered one then fly out of their space like they have a bee in their pants and grabs an object from the center and places, not throws, it in their team square they then run back and get another object and so on until all the objects are got. The team with three or more in their team square gains 1 point. The game now moves into phase 2 where the teams now go get an object from another teams square when the number is called. So number 2 is called, all number 2's fly out and grab 1 object from another teams square and sits down if there is a team with three or more in the square give em a point.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:31

Pinball Soccer

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New way to play soccer indoors! Just like regular soccer except that each person, inluding the goalie must stand on a piece of paper. They must keep one foot on the paper at all time and cannot slide or move the paper. The players need to be scattered evenly across the playing area. The effect is like a giant pinball machine.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:31

Pillow Basketball

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Split your group into teams A and B. With each team having an equal amount of girls and guys. The guys from team A take the court first. All they have to do is make as many points as possible, (lay-ups, jumpers, three-pointers are all allowed) The girls from team B are to take the court armed with pillows. Their job is to do their best to make the guys miss, by beating the snot out of them with the pillows. They can hit the ball away, or just haul off and hit the fellas as they are shooting. After 2-3 minutes have the teams switch, team B's boys go on the court to shoot while team A's girls get the pillows. The time limit of 2-3 minutes is best cause, the girls don't realize how incredibly tired they get swinging pillows. It's a blast and the girls absolutely love getting a chance to beat on the guys and get away with it.
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