Caterpillar Race

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Form teams of equal size, with five to seven players on each team (3 also works). Have kids think up one-syllable names for their teams. Then line teams up next to each other behind a starting line.

Instruct team members to place hands on the shoulders of the team members in front of them and race to a finish line according to the following rules of movement: The first person in line may hop one step forward. Continue down the line until the last person in line hops one step forward. After the last person hops, he or she must shout the team name. Then the whole team may hop one step forward at the same time. Repeat this process to move the caterpillar along.

Players must keep their hands on the shoulders of the team members in front of them at all times during the race. Players may move forward only by hopping one step forward with both feet at once. If a team member breaks any of the above rules, it must return to the starting line and begin again.




Features
  • Free / Low Cost
  • Night
Objectives
  • Ice breaker
  • Team Building Teamwork
Space
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Outdoor
  • Small area
Age
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

Duration
  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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Comments

Love this site!

The only problem with the start of this game is that the first person can't hop if the next person needs to keep their hand the person's shoulder. I think this game can be done without putting your hands on the shoulder. If the first person hops and then the next person hops "up to" the next person, then this should be just fine. The hands on the shoulder makes it difficult.

- We'll try it again next week and report back.

Keep the games coming.

~Jason Furtak~
Youth Leader
Calvary Chapel Alpharetta
- Jason Furtak (7 Jan 2009)

This game was great for my group. They wanted to play again and again. Try it.

I added a rubber chicken at the end and had them grab it at the end.

Thanks
- Paul Canaday (11 Feb 2009)

Sounds great. I'll try it in my SUnday School Class
- Titien (3 Sep 2012)

this game was awesome! Our youth group had a hard time listening to the last person because of cheering and yelling that other groups did.
- Juniper (14 Sep 2012)

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