I’m reviewing our January – April program songs this week. It’s been a while since I’ve done a fun game, I just hope things don’t get out of hand.
I would like to somehow have the activity be where they sing as they throw but with some sort of an incentive to being able to throw…like knowing the next word in the song, or the group that sings the best gets to toss, etc. Any thoughts? I just want to be able to sing as much as possible so throwing while singing would be ideal. Otherwise I’m going to play as I’ve outlined below:
- 2 small laundry baskets
- 30 or so bean bags in 3 different colors
- masking tape
Before Primary set up laundry baskets at the front of the room. Make a wide aisle down the middle of the room between the chairs. With the masking tape and marker, mark a “1 point” line, “5 point” line and “10 point line” with the lines getting further away from the basket toward the back of the room.
For Sr. Primary, divide Primary into 2 groups. For Jr. Primary, groups aren’t really necessary.
Before you start, explain that you are the referee (I may bring a stop sign I made on a popsicle stick). During the activity, if children don’t sing, get rowdy, etc., that round immediately stops (and for Sr. Primary, a point will be taken away). Then explain that only children who sing well will be picked for the next round (teachers will determine the best singers).
To start, pick 2 reverent children (from each group in Sr.) to come toss bean bags into the baskets while the Primary sings a review song. They can pick any point line they want. Once the song/verse is completed, count the bean bags made into the basket, pick best singers to be tossers, and sing your next song/verse until time is up.
The team with the most points, wins. And for Jr. we won’t keep track.