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Freeze and Forgive!

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A fun game to teach children to respect and forgive each other.

Click here for "Forgiving Others" Object Lesson

Materials Needed:

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.

Age Group:

Grades 1 - 7 (7 to 13 years).


The Game:

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 the centre.

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!

God bless.


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