United Colours

A fun group game, resulting in randomly, democratically formed teams for further activities in team per colour to create group dynamics.

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Everything you need to play this game

  • Bracelets in for instance 3 different colours
  • Carpet with tiles in different colours (reusable, water-resistant material suitable for different surfaces)
  • Solid objects in the colours of the bracelets (f. ex. a ball, an empty coloured bottle...)
  • A timer

A step-by-step guide to play the game

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PART 1: OPENING GAME UNITED TEAMS

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Form a circle with all the participants in an enthusiastic way.

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One street educator (SE) stands in the centre of the circle and explains the rules.

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Three SE step out of the circle with each one colour of bracelets with them. Three objects will be distributed.

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The SE in the middle gives a sign to the kids to pass the objects through to their neighbour (right side). Stop when the SE shouts “stop”.

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The child holding the object steps out of the circle and receives his or her bracelet in the colour of the object from the SE outside the circle.

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PART 2: TEAM CHALLENGE

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Put the colourful carpet on the floor and let one team stand around it.

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The kids have to stand on the carpet with both feet on two tiles of the same colour. This as fast as they can.

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The SE says 3, 2, 1 and starts the timer.

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Stop the timer when every child of the team stands with two feet on the carpet.

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While playing, the others are stimulated to encourage and support the playing team.

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Play the game with the other teams.

Variations

  • To make part 1 more fun, you can vary the passing true (f. ex. sitting on your knees, standing on one leg, passing the object behind your back, close your eyes...).
  • To repeat part 2, you can give the teams different instructions (f. ex. stand on the carpet with one leg, with two teams at one...).
  • After this game, the kids each have a team colour. You can decide to work with them throughout the mobile school session to give them extra focus, affection and special attention.

Specific learning objectives

  • Stimulates connection
  • Creates sense of belonging
  • Creates team spirit
  • Cooperative competition
  • Learning to take responsibility for each other

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