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Things You Will Need
Nothing

How to Play
Have your students sit in a circle on the floor, take off their shoes and pile them in the middle. Then blindfold 2 or 3 group members at a time, spin them around 3 times and send them in the direction of the shoes. Each person tries to find his or her own shoes first and put them on. Once a person has put on the shoes, he or she may remove the blindfold. Many times the members discover they’ve put on 2 different shoes! After taking a turn, each member puts his or her she’s back in the pile.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe - PDF

Things You Will Need
Trash bags
Marshmallows
Bowl of ketchup
Bowl of mustard
Bandannas for flags

How to Play
Split your students into two teams [red team/yellow team]. If you would like to add more teams you can, but you need to add other different colored food products (green-relish, blue-grape jelly). Give each student a trash bag and have them make a hole for their heads. Then have them put it on to protect their clothes.

Send both teams to opposite ends of a large field and have them tie their flag (bandanna) around something or place it on a stake in the ground. They will need to carry with them the marshmallows and ketchup and mustard (depending on what team color they are).

The object is like capture the flag. Each student is trying to capture the flag of their opponent without getting hit with a paintball (a paintball is a marshmallow dipped in the team’s color. Ex: red= ketchup). Once a student captures the flag without being hit with a paintball, that team wins. This game is perfect for a summer camp. Enjoy!

Marshmallow Paintball - PDF

Things You Will Need
Nothing

How to Play
Everyone should sit in chairs in a circle. Then the leader gives instructions. For example, “if you have the color green on, move forward one chair,” “if you didn’t brush your teeth today, move back 3 chairs” or “if you walk in your sleep, move back one chair.”

If someone is in the chair you move to just sit on his or her lap. If the person whose lap you are sitting on needs to move the whole group moves together. You can stack people 3 or 4 high. The first person to make it all the way around the circle, wins.

Forward and Backward - PDF