No, this doesn’t involve hamsters in boxing gloves…but this is a game that your kids might possibly remember for the rest of their lives! All you need are some brave students…and a couple of hamsters.
Get all of your students to sit on the floor in a circle with their legs crossed. Then put the hamster(s) in the middle of the circle of students in their own exercise balls. Now you’re ready to play.
The hamsters will run around in the exercise balls and “bump” into kids’ legs. When a student is “bumped into” by the hamster, that student is out. Continue until there are only 5 students remaining. He/she is the winner.
NOTE: Make sure you can say at the end of the game: “No hamsters – or teenagers – were harmed during the playing of this game!” Be careful, be responsible, and have fun.
Also, if you have more than 20 kids in your group, break the students up into multiple circles and just grab a few more hamsters.
Idea by Rob W.
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.