Team Games - Exercise:

Golden Door

Golden Door - A team game for kids

Form three groups from your Bambini team. The kids take up a place each in the marked areas and everyone thinks up a fantasy name for themselves.

A. Learning goals

Communication, Dribbling

B. Fantasy

Door guard=players in the marked zone
Jewelry box=object in the destination square
Knight=dribbler

C. Story

The queen’s jewelry box has been stolen. Whoever brings it back will receive a high reward. Groups of knights have come together and actually found the hiding place of the jewelry box. All well and good, but the box is behind golden door and front guards are stationed. The door opens only when all the first names of the guards can be recited without error. Then we just ask the guards for their names, and remember them.

D. Organisation

Both groups dribble around the wager, it doesn‘t matter in which order they dribble. Once a kid has been dribbled, he will be asked for the fantasy names. The group that has collected the most the fantasy names, sends a player to the destination rectangle of the object in the group gets. Then the group must recite all the names. Only when this is done correctly, the victory is secured. Then a new group takes over the position in the marked zones and the game begins again.

E. Description

One child on each team is put in charge of a ball storage area. The other children on his or her team run to the ball storage area and tell the child how many ball they want to take with them. Then they return with the balls to their teams as quickly as possible. Which team will have the most balls in its starting area at the end of the game.

F. Variations

  • The kids run without a ball.
  • Each group is allowed to pick an object. If the fastest groups can’t remember all the names, the slowest one is allowed to try it and get a chance to win.
  • No fantasy names, but players or team names.

G. Tips

  • Vary the distance between the marked zones.
  • Ideal will be a puppet as an object.
  • Use small groups.