Streets and Alleys

3.5 stars

Choose two people to be the 'chasers' and two to be the 'chasees'. Have everyone else line up like a grid with 3 feet in between the person in front, behind to the left and right of them, like this diagram here:

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Everyone should put their hands out facing the one direction to create 'streets' in one direction like this diagram:

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Whenever you call 'streets', people should lift their arms to create these streets. Then when you call "Alleys", they should spin 90 degrees to create 'alleys' like this diagram:

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Practice a few times until people understand, then set the 'chasees' out amongst the streets. Give them a 10 second head start then send the 'chasers' out to catch them. 

Periodically switch from 'streets' to 'alleys' until the two get caught. 

 




Features
  • Free / Low Cost
  • No equipment needed
Objectives
  • Ice breaker
  • Team Building Teamwork
Space
    Age
    • Primary or Elementary School
    • Teens (Age 12-15)
    • Teens (Age 16-18)

    Group Size
    • Medium (10-29 people)
    • Large groups (30+)

    Duration
    • Medium (11-29 mins)
    • Short (1-10 minutes)
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