A fun game to teach children to respect and forgive each other.
One blindfold for the "Forgiver".
Pegs and mallet.
Set out a fifty metre square playing area and if possible mark it out with
pegs and ropes.
Grades 1 - 7 (7 to 13 years).
All the children line up on one side of the marked out area. One child
is blindfolded as the "Forgiver" and he or she is led to the centre of the
area. A second child is chosen as the "Freezer" and also stands at
On your instruction, the other children must run, walk, crawl or otherwise
move across to the other side of the playing area to be safe. The
"Freezer" moves in the same way, and endeavours to tag as many children as
he or she can, as they try to escape and reach safety on the other side of
the playing area. Nobody must move out of the playing area, otherwise
they must sit out for the rest of the game.
The blindfolded "Forgiver" can walk normally. If tagged, a person must
"freeze" as a statue wherever they were tagged. Their only way of
escape is to shout for the "Forgiver" and if he or she can touch them, they
are "unfreezed" and can race for safety.
At the end of the round, all "frozen" statues must sit out the game which
continues in the same way.
Lots of chaos will result as the "Freezer" and "Forgiver" battle to tag and
free children, while they shout and scream! You can repeat the game
several times and then choose a new "Freezer" and "Forgiver".
Have lots of fun!