An informal icebreaker and mixer game for lots of fun by both boys and girls.
A soccer ball made out of rags rolled together into a 15cm "ball" and tied with string.
Alternately a foam ball of least 15cm in diameter could be used.
An impartial and very firm referee!
Refreshments for recovery afterwards.
This is a good mixer game provided there are strict rules. To allow
girls to play, the boys should be handicaped in some way. For
example they could be restricted to only kicking with their "bad" foot,
or they could play with their hands held behind their backs etc.
Absolutely no rough play should be allowed.
The Soccer Game:
Rag soccer is played indoors on a smooth tiled floor. Four chairs
are set up as goals at each end of the hall. Suitable small teams
are chosen, for example five to a side. No goalie is used but
otherwise the game is played as for contentional soccer except that
play time is restricted to five minutes.
Keep a record of goals scored and then switch teams. Continue until
all teams have played and then hold the cup-final. Finish off with
a talk or discussion on good sportsmanship, and why we need rules in our
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