This week on the blog we\’ve been sharing about some of the fun we\’ve been having in Nashville celebrating the Fall. On Monday and Wednesday I shared with you some of the activities/games that we enjoyed at our office Fall Festival. Today, I\’ll finish up with the last five. It was so much fun… and I hope it’s been helpful in your ministry.
GAME #11: "Ping-Pong Toss"
This is really a simple game to make and to play and kids of all ages will enjoy tossing ping-pong balls to win the "big" prize. You\’ll need four, 12 count muffin tins and some ping-pong balls. We added colored disks to the bottom of each tin and encouraged participants to toss a ping-pong ball into a specific color (we chose purple). If the tossed ping-pong ball lands in a purple tin… YOU WIN! We added some "block busters" to try to help keep the ping-pong balls in the playing area, but part of the fun is watching the balls bounce around.
Thanks, Klista Storts for all the bouncing fun!
GAME #12 "Feet Shuffle Board"
Participants will attempt to use their feet to slide disks (jar lids work well) across the floor on the grid to score points. This game can be enlarged and played outdoors with kick balls, soccer balls, or foot balls. Larger games are for 2 kids (or teams) to play opposite each other.
Thank you, Tracey Rogers for this real "kickin" game. It was a lot of fun!
GAME #13 "The Sucker Pull"
Simple and fun! On the tip end of a sucker stick (or maybe a few sucker sticks) use a marker to mark the sucker as a "winning." Allow kids to pull a sucker (everyone gets to keep the sucker they pull), if the sucker pulled is the marked, winning sucker, that kid wins the "grand prize." You can decide what the grand prize is…
Katie DeCillo designed and brought us this "tasty" game.
GAME #14 "Quick Quack"
This cute and easy variation on "duck pond" shows us just how easy it can be to create a cute fun game for preschoolers and grade schoolers alike. This version simply used a platter and a few ducks (numbered on the bottom). Participants walk up, choose a duck, turn it over to discover how many pieces of candy they win (based on the number on the bottom). A large duck pond can be made with a preschool wading pool or a large wash tub or even a feeding trough. I’ve even seen folks put a small motor in the pond to force the ducks to go round and round. Kid love picking up the ducks with fish nets, too.
Thanks to Rhonda Van Cleave and Debbie Ruth for "quacking" us up with this fun activity!
GAME #15 "Button Skee-Ball"
Participants will attempt to "flip" buttons into paper circles for points. This game of skill really "flipped" us out! Thanks Tracey Rogers.
I hope you\’ll share some of your ideas with our blog readers. It’s so much fun to put all this together and even more fun to share with your friends! Reply back with your favorite Fall Festival game and a short description of how it’s made and played. I\’ll give away a copy of "Wholly Kids" to a randomly selected reply!
Thanks for sharing and I pray you have a fantasticly fun and fabulous Fall Festival!
These are great! Thanks, my kids will love these at our Olivet’s October Festival of Fun each Wednesday night of Oct. Super easy & inexpensive!
As I was reading through some books of the bible games tonight I came across “a fishing we will go”. I thought of the fall festival game gone fishing where you hook a prize, why not hook a book of the bible and the color of the book of the bible on the flash card can represent how many pieces of candy they get. There can be a bonus of a larger prize if the person can say the book before and after. Gives an opportunity to get the Bible involved in fall festival