Fair warning: this could be the roughest version of “freeze tag” out there. But don’t let that scare you away; this version is a blast! Here’s what you do.
Give yourself some space indoors, perhaps a gym or large room. Choose a few adult leaders to be “it.” (How many you need depends on how many students you have. I recommend about 1 adult leader to every 5 students.)
Obviously, the goal of the adult leaders is to tag the students. When students are tagged they are frozen where they stand…and CANNOT be unfrozen. That’s right, they cannot be unfrozen. However, the students will be given several rubber balls to use during the game. If an adult leader is hit with one of the balls, they are frozen. However, another leader can unfreeze that frozen leader by tagging them. (Then that adult leader is free to start tagging more students again.) Hey, it’s fair. The kids have balls to throw!
Bottom line: when a student is tagged they CANNOT be unfrozen, BUT they can continue to throw the balls at adult leaders to freeze them. Adult leaders win if all the students are frozen, and the students win if all the adult leaders are frozen. Simple as that.
Idea by Andy T.
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.