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Description

Aim: To have fun and teach a sense of fair play. Introduction: All of these games are ideal for camp or your summer programme. Taken from the BB Company Section Discoverer Pro Pack, Recreation, Sports and games H4

Resources

Activity 1
Balloons
A supply of water

Activity 2
• One plastic cup per player
• Two strong black plastic sacks
• A supply of water for each team
• A brave (and waterproofed) team member

Activity 3
Straws
A supply of water

Activity 4
• 5 — 15cm plastic tubing 6 metres long
• 2 boards to fix the tubing to securely
• 2 small buckets for each team
• A supply of water for each team
• A stopwatch
• Table tennis balls

Activity 5
• Balloons
• 2 water pistols
• A supply of water

Instructions

Activity 1 - Water Catch

Aim: To have fun and teach a sense of fair play.

Instructions:
• This is an outdoor activity.
• There must be a supply of water filled balloons before the game commences.
• Players face each other and stand about 1 metre apart.
• One player gently throws a water filled balloon to their partner, who catches it and takes a step backwards, before throwing it back carefully to the first player.
• This continues, with each player taking a step backwards between throws until someone drops the balloon.
• see how far apart they can go successfully without getting wet feet.

Tips / Advice:
Ensure that the rules are clearly understood before the game commences.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
Ensure that there is enough open space and that the area chosen is free of any obstacles.

Activity 2 - Sack Soak

Aim: To have fun and teach a sense of fair play.

Instructions:

• One member from each team holds a strong plastic sack in their hands.
• The players must try to get as much water into their own sack as possible within the given time using the plastic cups filled with water.
• The two team members holding the sack may wander; or run, around the given area and turn around at will but must remain at least 10-15 metres away from their own teams water supply.
• No physical contact is permitted and The game continues for about 5-10 minutes.
• The team with the most water in its plastic bag is the winner.
• Naturally, players might wish to distract their opponents to prevent them filling the sack — this is fine, although physical contact is not permitted.

Tips / Advice:
Ensure that the rules are clearly understood before the game commences.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
Ensure that there is enough open space and that the area chosen is free of any obstacles.

Activity 3 - Pipeline

Aim: To have fun.

Instructions:
• Teams are given a jug of water and a bundle of straws and have 15 minutes or so in which to build a watertight pipeline to cover as long a distance as possible.
• Test it by pouring water through it and by making team members lie down and hold the pipeline above them.

Tips / Advice:
Ensure that the rules are clearly understood before the game commences.

Activity 4 - Sprung a Leak

Aim: To have fun and teach a sense of fair play.

Instructions:

• For This you need a large plastic tube about 6 metres long fixed to a board so it is free standing.
• A plastic soil pipe works well but just have a look in your local DIY store and be creative. 00
• It is best about 15cm wide.
• You then need to drill about twenty holes of various sizes around the tube and place a table tennis ball in the bottom.
• The challenge is timed and the object is for a team of five or six to try and fill the tube and remove the table tennis ball when it reaches the top.
• One member fills the tube with a small bucket and the rest of the team must cover the holes to stop it leaking.
• The result is very funny and people get soaked!

Tips / Advice:
Ensure that the rules are clearly understood before the game commences.

Activity 5 - Keep it Up

Aim: To have fun and teach a sense of fair play.

Instructions:
• This game is played with 2 teams.
• A member from each team is given an inflated balloon and a water pistol.
• On the word ‘go’ they must throw their balloon in the air and keep it up using the water pistol whilst walking over a short course.
• If the balloon hits the ground the player must stop and throw it back into the air and continue along the course.
• The game is played in relay and the first team to complete are declared the winners.

Tips / Advice:
Ensure that the rules are clearly understood before the game commences.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
Ensure that there is enough open space and that the area chosen is free of any obstacles.

For full details see the BB Company Section Discoverer Pro Pack, Recreation, Sports and games H4

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