I have a camp coming up soon so I’ve been perusing the internet for some fun games to play at my station or during one of the assemblies. Here are a few that might help you if you have a camp coming up, or might deserve a go in the classroom.
First off, I realize some of us work at a Catholic school. Maybe calling the game “Evolution” is a bad idea. It could be called “The Change Game,” “Intelligent Design” or “Denial?” Your call.
Have everyone start out as an “egg.” Have them place their hands over their head and together to make a circular shape, like an egg. Once you say “Go!” each egg will pair with another egg and play Rock, Paper, Scissors. The winner becomes a chicken, then placing their hands on their ribs to create wings. Encourage them to cluck and peck. The loser remains an egg.
Say “Go!” again. Now, chickens battle other chickens and eggs battle other eggs. The winner of a chicken vs. chicken match becomes a dinosaur, making T-Rex arms and roaring/screeching. The loser goes back to being an egg.
On “Go,” dinosaurs will battle other dinosaurs, chickens other chickens, and eggs other eggs. A winner in a dinosaur vs. dinosaur match becomes the Ultimate Human, placing their arms, fists made, out and straight like Superman. The losing dinosaur goes back to being a chicken, etc.
On one more “Go,” Ultimate Humans battle other Ultimate Humans, dinosaurs other dinosaurs, etc. The winners remain Ultimate Humans and the losers go back to being dinosaurs. The remaining Ultimate Humans are the winners. I suppose dinosaurs can be second place winners.
You’ll need one extra large t-shirt for each team and one judge for each team. The judge should make sure the shirt is pulled all the way down on each camper and no short-cuts are taken in the heat of competition.
Have the teams line up in single file. The shirt is given to the first student in each line. On “Go”, the student puts the shirt on and then holds hands with the next student in line, facing that student. All the other students work the shirt from one camper to the next so he or she is then wearing it. He or she then turns and holds hands with the next student, and so on.
Teams need to have the same number of players or some need to put the shirt on twice.
I doubt they’d ever forget the word “shirt.”
It’s the same as Dodgeball, but with durians.
I’m thinking about making a Twister game, buying one, or simply taping colored paper on the floor. Ambitious teachers will make a spinner, others might write “left foot,” “right foot,” “left hand,” “right hand,” “green,” “blue,” “yellow,” and “red” on pieces of paper and put them in two different bags to be pulled from.