Today’s blog post will be discussing different games you can play via. Zoom or any other online Scouting meeting. These are different games I have played with Beavers however, they could be played with any age group.
The bean game:
The leader or young leaders call out different types of beans and the young people will act them out once called. You can call out more than one beans so they act two or more at the same time. The different beans are as follows:
Runner bean – run on the spot
Jelly bean – wave arms like a jelly fish
Broad bean– stand with arms out in a star position
String bean – stand with arms up in air long
Jumping bean – jump up and down
Baked bean – crouch down in a ball
Beans on toast – lie on floor with arms out
French bean – say ‘oo la la‘
Mr Bean – say ‘where’s my teddy‘
Finally, you can combine different actions together such as jelly bean and French bean.
Use your Leaders name and play Simon said. For example, my Beaver name is Snail so if I say ‘Snail said clap your hands’ and the young people will follow and copy. However, if I say ‘stop’ then the young people will continue clapping as I/ the leader did not say “Snail said”
This game uses the North as pointing your fingers up, East as right, South as down and West as left. You can also incorporate different ‘pirate’ actions including:
Scrub the deck – kneel down and pretend to scrub the floor
Climb the riggin‘ – move arms up and down as if you are climbing up a ladder
Captains coming – salute and stand to attention
Crocodile – snap your arms in front of you like a crocodile making a snapping noise
Life boats of *insert number here* – hold the number on your hand using your fingers i.e. lifeboats of 3, you will hold 3 fingers up
Walk the plank – lie on the floor off camera
Shark attack – pretend to have a fin and become a shark
True or false:
For this game, you will say different facts and the young people will decide if they believe they are true or false. If the young people believe they are trues, they will put their thumbs up and if they believe the fact is false, they will put their thumbs down. You can vary the facts and questions to make them more difficult for older groups.
For this game, you go around the young people asking them to name something beginning with A. The next young person will say the previous A word and add a word beginning with B. This can be done with a theme such as animals, household objects or even items you would take camping.
If you have any games which I have not mentioned feel free to comment them on this post!