The Middle Years Ministry

Formerly "The JH Uth Guy", THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors and Anyone Else Working in
the
Pivotal and Important 5th-9th Grade Years. The "Middle Years" are not children's ministry, not high school ministry, and are more than just Middle School. It is a unique and specialized ministry.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Game: "Bouncy Ball Blitz"


Nothing is better than seeing an insane chaotic group of MS/JH students running all over chasing around little rubber balls....





Supplies:
- At least 100 small bouncy balls ("superball"/"high bounce" type") in 4 different colors.
- 1 large bucket or container
- 4 smaller buckets or containers
- A tall ladder, if you do not have high place to stand above the playing area
- An indoor playing area with a hard floor

Rules:
Very simple rules and concept.  Collect your teams color of balls and place them in your teams container as fast as you can.

How to Play:
Divide your group into 4 teams and assign them a corner, a color, and a container.   On "Go" you will dump or toss all the balls onto the main playing floor area and teams will have to collect only their color of balls and put them in their bucket. First team to collect all their balls or collect the most in the assigned time wins.

You can just stand in the middle of the playing area and throw all 100+ balls up, but I would suggest having a high area overlooking the playing area or dump the balls from a tall ladder, in order really get them REALLY bouncing!!

It is a fun, chaotic quick game that you can play over and over again.  Make it more fun with more balls, more colors and more teams. For a extra challenge use balls with flashing light and darken your playing area.

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