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Balloon Hand-ball

This is my game!


An informal icebreaker game for lots of fun and getting rid of excess energy!

Materials Needed:

A good supply of large blown up balloons.
An impartial and very firm referee!
Refreshments for recovery afterwards.

Age Group:

Grades 3 - 6 (9 to 12 years).



This is a good mixer game provided there are strict rules.  Nobody may stand up at any time during a game.  If boys are too rough, then handicap them in some way.  For example they could be blindfolded or only allowed to use their "bad" hand and hold their other hand behind their backs etc.  Absolutely no rough play should be allowed.

Balloon Hockey Game:

Balloon Hand-ball is played indoors.  Set out two rows of 10 to 20 chairs facing each other about 2 metres apart.  Select two teams of equal numbers of boys and girls.  Seat both teams in the same girl-boy-girl order on both sides of the chair rows.

The game is played by tossing a balloon into the centre of the players.  The teams are told which way they must bat the balloon with their hands.  A goal is scored if the balloon is batted beyond the last person.

Play time is restricted to five minutes, or for three minutes each way by changing the playing directions.  If a balloon bursts, or if a balloon goes out of play over the chairs, then restart the game by tossing the balloon in the centre again.  Keep a record of goals scored and then switch teams.  Continue until all teams have played and then hold the play-off final.  Exhausted teams can be revived with refreshments!

God bless.


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