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Lap Cards!

Get everyone to get a chair and make a circle sitting on their chair. They have to remember where they are sitting.

A leader has a pack of playing cards (or something else, use imagination!) and gives each youth a playing card. They remember the suit (clubs, diamonds, hearts or spades). Everyone hands in their card back to the leader.

The leader then starts and one at a time pulls out a card and shouts what suit it is. Everyone who had that suit then moves one seat to the left. Your repeat this process.

The youth must move and if there is no free seat beside them, they must sit on the other person’s knee. The person with someone or more than one person sitting on top of them cannot move until everyone has moved off them (their suits being called).

This is a race back to the original chair.

Good bonding game!

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Red Rover!

I used to play this is primary school. I think this is an oldie!

Two large even teams separate and stand in a line and link arms. the two teams stand at opposite ends of the ‘field’ facing each other. One team starts and shouts ‘red rover, red rover, we call ‘Helen’ over’.

Helen the has to run over to the other team and has one try to break one of the linked arms! If she is unsuccessful then she has to join that team, if she is successful then the 2 people who’s link was broken must join her team. the other team does the same.

The winning team is the one that has the most people.

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