Archives by: Brianna March

Four Corners Of The Sky

For four or more people. Make a big X with masking tape on the floor of your room. Explain that the four quadrants made are the north, south , east, and west. Divide into four teams, each named after the quadrant they are in ( north , south, east, and west winds). Using paper holes (from a hole puncher), equally cover all areas of the floor with paper “stars”.

When the leader says “Blow, Winds, Blow!”, each wind team tries to blow the winds out of their corner of the sky. After a predetermined time has elapsed, the team with the least amount of stars wins. An easy way to clean up this game is to have each team pick up their own stars as they count them. Time for game should be about one minute per round. Less time for younger age groups or smaller teams.

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Do You Want To Buy A Duck?

This is a pointless, neverending game that kids at camp LOVED!

It starts by one person asking another:
“Do you want to buy a duck?”
and then the conversation goes on like this:

Person 1: “Do you want to buy a duck?”
Person 2: “A what?”
1:”A duck.”
2:”Does it quack?”
1:”It quacks.”
2:”How much?”
1:”Five dollars.”

That’s all you have to know to play… because then person 2 turns, and asks someone else…
2:”Do you want to buy a duck?”
3:”A what?”
2:”A what?”
1:”A duck.”
2:”A duck.”
3:”Does it quack?”
2:”Does it quack?”
1:”It quacks.”
2:”It quacks.”
3:”How much?”
2:”How much?”
1:”Five dollars.”
2:”Five dollars.”
3:”Do you want to buy a duck?”
4:”A what?…”
etc.

The only way to get out is to say the wrong thing… eventually, you’ll have a whole line of people asking the questions… We would sometimes start this in the lunchroom, and criss-cross until everyone got confused!

I don’t know why, but it’s a hit… and once you start playing it, you’ll dread hearing… “Hey! You wanna buy a duck!?”

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