Game Idea: Bandana Blitz!

In 2013, recreation at CentriKid Camps will be bigger and better than ever! One of the new games you’ll see at camp this summer is called Bandana Blitz! You can play this super fun game inside or outside, and you can scale the game to accommodate even the largest group. Here’s how to play:

Equipment needed: 1 bandana for each player (assorted colors), boundary markers, 2 clipboards and pens.

Play: Split your group into 2 teams (or 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.), and give each player a bandana (each group should have a different color of bandana. Player should tuck the bandana into the neck of their shirts so that it hangs against their backs. Station leaders at either end of the play area.

During the game, players run within the boundary area and try to capture players from opposing teams by removing their bandana. When a player captures someone, he or she must walk the captive to a leader. Players are worth their age in points. The leader records the points, and both players return to the game.

[Example: John captures Isaac. Isaac is 9 years old, so John has scored 9 points for his team].

The team with the most points at the end of the game wins! After the game, you can easily connect this game to truth from Scripture by emphasizing the idea that we are captives to sin until Christ sets us free.

We hope you’ll find this game helpful in your ministry, and we are looking forward to playing Bandana Blitz with you at camp!

Don’t miss out on all the fun. It’s not too late to sign up for CentriKid Camps for 2013!

Henry Dutton

Henry received a MA in Christian Studies and a BA in English, both from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He began working for CentriKid in 2008 and joined the office team in 2012.

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