Great game around the world
Here is a great game called “around the world in 80 minutes”. It’s a fun and active game that will send kids on a journey worldwide (sort of). This great game worldwide is a succession of small challenges / themed games to introduce children to different countries. Start by preparing a kind of circuit of countries by placing small games or challenges in several places. Also Read: X words For kids
When everything is ready, you divide your group into equal teams (prefer small teams, up to 5 players per team). At each location/country, teams must complete a challenge related to that country before moving on to another location/country. Each game/challenge won earns the team 1 point. At the end of the Great Game Around the World challenges, the team wins worldwide in 80 minutes with the most points.
The games/challenges of the big game around the world
Assuming that these games or challenges are relatively short (more or less 10 minutes each), it is necessary to plan around 8 games to complete this trip around the world in 80 minutes. I propose 8 of them below but do not hesitate to create your own if you wish; look for what represents a country and create a small challenge around this representation. Here are the ideas for games and challenges you can incorporate into your big game around the world:
CHINA / Paper dragon
The first team to wrap each of their crepe paper rolls around their arms wins (and scores 1 point). Material: rolls of red crepe paper for each team.
ANTARCTICA / Ice sculpture
Go to Antarctica, where each team has 5 minutes to create a tower of ice cubes. Each group must stack 10 ice cubes on top of each other. The first team to successfully stack 10 ice cubes without knocking them down scores 1 point. Material: ice cubes for each team.
EGYPT / The Mummy
The first team to wrap a chosen team member with 3 rolls of toilet paper scores 1 point. Material: 3 rolls of toilet paper for each team.
AUSTRALIA / Boomerang
Each team lines up in a single file. Each first player receives a large spoon with a spool of string or yarn attached. The first team to pass the spoon to the last member and back (this is the boomerang effect) wins 1 point. But beware, the string must pass through each player’s clothing. Therefore, the spoon must pass through trousers and shirts on the way there and back. Material: string tied to a large spoon for each team.
GREECE / The statues
Place yourself in the center of the playing field, and the players of each team scatter around you. You close your eyes and start counting at least 10, and the children walk around you. When you decide, you stop counting, open your eyes and shout “Agalmata!” (statue in Greek). Players must then freeze, striking poses that mimic statues (a javelin thrower, The Thinker, or even the Statue of Liberty).
Children are allowed to use found objects, such as sticks, a ball, or a Frisbee, to add a touch of realism. You eliminate all moving statues and try to make the stable ones laugh or move. The last player remaining is the winner and scores 1 point for his team.
FRANCE / Petanque
Each player receives a petanque ball and throws it close to the jack. The player who throws the ball closest to the jack scores 1 point for his team. Equipment: a petanque ball for each player and a jack.
ITALY / Pizza throwing
Each team, one after the other, forms a large circle on the playing area and throws a Frisbee. The team that has made the most exchanges with the Frisbee before dropping it scores 1 Point.
The USA / The flag
organize a relay race where the relay baton will be an American flag. The first player of each team takes a flag in his hand and must complete a round trip without letting go. Then he hands the wand to the successive player until all the players have passed.