So you wanna juice up the old classic “freeze tag” do ya? Here’s one way to do that.
This version of the game is called Goblin and is played in the dark. All you need is one flashlight with batteries. (It can be any size flashlight…but it must work.)
Choose one adult volunteer to be the “goblin” and send all the students out of the room. After everyone leaves the room the “goblin” hides the flashlight pieces around the room. (For instance, the “goblin” can hide the flashlight body in one place, the lens in another, and the batteries in yet another place.)
The object is for the group of teenagers to come back into the room and find the flashlight pieces and then put the flashlight together without the “goblin” tagging them. The game works like freeze tag, in that, once a student is tagged, he/she must stop where they are until a “free” person un-tags them. The “goblin” wins if he/she tags everyone before the flashlight is completely put together. The group wins if they get the flashlight put together before everyone is frozen.
Note: Make sure the “goblin” hides the flashlight pieces on the surfaces around the room and not in or under something because that will make it INCREDIBLY difficult to find in the dark! Also, the goblin cannot guard the flashlight pieces.
Idea by Hannah
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.