Find a good, wide open location for this event (it can get quite messy). One idea is to use the football field at a local school (be sure to get permission).
Start off the event by letting all of the students make a giant banana split in a rain gutter (you can buy plastic rain gutters pretty cheap at the local hardware store- wash before using).
All games following are banana theme games: ultimate banana (instead of Frisbee), banana volleyball, etc.
Some other ideas you can use are:
- Banana Launch
Use water baloon launchers for bananas instead of water baloons. Teams of 3 shoot from one endzone toward the other.
Banana Field Goals
Again using the water baloon launchers, have teams of 3 shoot bananas through the uprights! Round 1 is from around the 30 yard line. Keep going with every team that is successful. Each round moves back 10 yards and you keep going until there is only one team left!
Kevin Becht, Ministry Coordinator, Youth For Christ, Louisville, KY
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