You need a big room or gym to play this one, as it requires the same amount of space as the original dodge ball game.
Divide your total group of students into two teams making sure there are equal numbers of guys and girls on each team. Then tell everyone to partner up within their respective teams. Give each two-some 1 (one) blindfold and tell them to choose which one will wear it. Give them a moment to put on the blindfolds.
At this point, you should have two teams comprised of multiple twosomes with one “seeing” person and one “blind” person in each twosome.
Place the dodge balls in the middle of the court just like normal. Also, everyone is on the court, both seeing and blind. At the start of the game, the seeing person can only tell the blind person where to go to get the balls in the middle. Once all the balls have been retrieved, the seeing people instruct their blind partner where to throw the ball, when to duck or dodge, etc. After the initial gathering of balls, seeing people may retrieve balls for blind people, but beyond that, they may not physically help them; they can only give verbal instructions.
The goal is for the blind people to throw the balls and hit the blind people on the opposing team. If the blind person gets hit, both he and his seeing partner are out of the game. If a seeing person gets hit, nothing happens. However, a seeing person may not intentionally block a ball from hitting his or her blind partner. If they do, that twosome is out.
Once a team has won, switch blindfolds within the twosomes and play again.
My kids loved this!!!
Idea by Dave P.
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