Amoeba

Summary: High energy game about self-control and working in a team.

Supplies:

  • A ball

Instructions:

  1. Players begin in a circle, holding hands or linking arms.
  2. The ball is thrown in play. Players may touch the ball with any body part except their feet.
  3. If the ball touches a player’s feet, then the player is eliminated. You can eliminate players by pushing or pulling the entire circle or by launching the ball at others.
  4. The circle must stay together. If two players let go of each other’s hands, then they are both out.
  5. Continue playing until 1 player is left in the circle.

Debrief Questions:

  • How did it feel to be eliminated?
  • Did you work as a team to eliminate others, or did you work individually?

Activity Length: Short (<15 minutes)

Energy Level: High

Grade Level: 4th, 5th, 6th & Up

Group Size: Large (10+), Medium (5-9)