Down Down Down

3.5 stars

Purpose: To have fun and have a laugh

Equipment: A tennis ball

Details (not many):

  1. A group of people, as few as 3 and as much as much as the area can hold will stand in a circle.
  2. One person will throw an underhand pass to someone else.
  3. If the person catches it, he/she will throw it at another person.
  4. If you drop it, you go down on one knee
  5. If the same person drops it again, he/she will go down on two knees.
  6. If Butterfingers drops it again, then he/she will go down on one elbow, and so on.
  7. After going down on two elbows, the next move will be on his/her chin.
  8. If Butterfingers drops it yet again, then he/she is out.
  9. The winner is the person who is on the least body parts.
  10. No hard throws allowed.

Contributed by Jesse

  • Free / Low Cost
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Outdoor
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)

  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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i led ouryouth group in this game and they had a blast. there was so much laughter. this game makes it easy for new and old members to break the ice. everyone had a ball :)
- beth (7 Mar 2011)

This game lasted close to 30 minutes with eight of us. We had to keep making the circle bigger to make the initial drops happen. They loved it.
- Nicole (1 May 2011)

I like the ideas of these games, however having a message behind the activity would be great, like how does this activity relate to us as christians?
- Moreia (20 Jun 2012)

A Christian message could be how life throws things at you and if you try to do them by yourself, you will not go far.
- Kay (25 Sep 2012)

Does anyone know some background information about this game?
I have to present it at school but i cannot find anything about the place or date of its origin!
- Angelina (24 Feb 2015)

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