MAIN POINT: This game is a kickstarter for a discussion on money, greed, priorities, friends, or hearing God’s voice. Point out the confusion that may have occurred with all the pairs going at once, crowding around the container, “blinded by money”, trying to hear their partner’s directions.
Preparation: 2 pennies per student and a bucket/cup.
Divide your group into pairs. Issue each pair two pennies. Have everyone form a giant circle. Place a big garbage can or cardboard box in the center.
One person tilts head back and places pennies over each closed eye (Contact lens wearers be careful). The object is for each person to drop (dump) their pennies in the container, following the verbal direction of their partner, who may not touch them.
Also, see Penny on the Chin Mixer.
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