I will not play at tug o'war,
I'd rather play at hug o'war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
This is a good activity for 6 to
10 people who have good cognitive abilities. The idea is for
the group to count to 10. Here are the rules for 10 people in
- Someone in the group starts
out by saying "one"
- The next person (at random)
says "two." This continues until all 10 numbers
- Once a person says a number,
they are out of the current game.
- If two or more people yell out
the same number, the group must re-start the game.
- If there 3 or 4 seconds passes
between numbers, the group has to start over.
- The group cannot setup a pattern
or signal someone to say a number. The same person cannot
start the game each time. Participants take turn yelling out
a number at random.
- The group "wins" when
they count from 1 to 10 successfully within the given rules.
- If there are less than 10 participants,
each person can say a number twice.
This is a lively game that is sure
to induce laughter... and sometimes frustration if the group
"don't get it." More than likely though, they will
succeed, resulting a great "hurrah!"
or Pencil Jump
Size of group: 1 to 10
Equipment: a dollar bill
or a pencil or a sheet of paper the size of a dollar.
Focus: Getting the groups
attention! Have you had a group where you can't get their attention
or that is disjointed? Try this challenge activity and warm
up the group quickly.
Description: Lay down a
dollar bill on the ground and challenge each person to jump
over the bill length wise. What makes the jump difficult is
that the person must hold onto their toes with their hands as
they jump. They cannot let go of their toes as they jump. The
individual who succeeds in jumping the bill collects the dollar.