This game is much like our “Fruit Basket Upset,” “Identity,” and “Newspaper Name Nail.” Only, here, you work with a partner.
All you need for this game is chairs. (Have them set up in groups of two around the room in a random fashion. Make sure there are two less chairs than students. If you have 18 kids, then only put out 16 chairs.)
Have each kid pick a partner. Next have the kids sit down in the chairs with their partner and lock their arms together. The pair of kids left standing are “it”. The group that is “it” picks a common thing that all/some of the kids have in common. (For instance, anybody with blonde hair, or anybody that’s wearing sneakers, etc.)
When the team that’s “it” says the statement, whoever falls in that category ALONG WITH THEIR PARTNER must get up and move to another set of empty seats while remaining arm-locked! The pair of kids left without a chair is the new pair that is “it.” The kids that are “it” can continue as long as they want, simply picking different categories, or they can say “train-wreck”.
When the “it” pair yells train-wreck, everyone can unlock arms with their partners and run for another set of chairs that’s empty! But, you must keep the same partner! (In other words, you and your partner must be sitting together, arms locked, when the train-wreck ends.)
The only group not in a seat after the train wreck is now “it.”
Just keep going!
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