THEME MIDWAY 2/05-07
By: Great Salt Lake Council
Posted On: 2022-02-26
Here is a crazy version of volleyball that works well with groups from six to forty. Have
each person bring a badminton racket to the game. In case there are those who do not have
badminton rackets, you might have to provide a few extra. Even if you have to buy them, they
are usually not very expensive. You'll also need a couple of birdies (shuttlecocks). Divide into
two teams and play badminton over a volleyball net, using regular volleyball rules. This can
really be a riot with fifteen to twenty kids on each side of the net.
Here's another adaptation of volleyball. It's just like regular volleyball with two
exceptions. First, everyone must use a book (any size) instead of his hands to hit the ball.
Obviously, it is best to use a hardbound book. Second, a tennis ball or Nerf ball is used instead
of a volleyball. The rest of the usual volleyball rules apply.
Divide the kids into two equal teams. The two teams then get on each side of a volleyball
court and sit down either on chairs or on the floor in rows, arranged like regular volleyball. The
net should be a solid divider that obstructs the view of the other ream, such as blankets hung over
a regular volleyball net or rope. The divider should also be low enough that players cannot see
under it. Then play volleyball. Use a big, light plastic ball instead of a volleyball. Regular
volleyball rules and boundaries apply. A player cannot stand up to hit the ball. The added
dimension of the solid net adds a real surprise element to the game when the ball comes flying
over the net.
Here's a crazy version of golf, which kids will enjoy. Set up your own golf course on an
open field, all over a campground, around houses—just about anywhere. Each hole is a small tin
can or jar just big enough for a whiffle ball. The cans can be placed on the ground and anchored
there or elevated on poles. After the course is set, each player tees off for hole number one.
(there can be nine or eighteen holes). No clubs are used. You simply toss the ball underhanded.
Each toss counts as a stroke. The idea is to get the ball into the can in the fewest possible
strokes. If you can't get whiffle balls, you can substitute bean-bags.
Set up a miniature golf course all over your playing area. If you are using a church
building, make your course travel down hallways, in and out of rooms, down staircases, and the
like. For golf balls, use either real balls, balloons with a marble inside (the take unusual rolls),
old stale marshmallows, ping-pong balls, or whiffle golf balls. For clubs, use golf clubs, broom
handles, rolled up newspapers, etc.
Each hole should be marked with a flag, as in regular golf, and tees should also be
designated. Set par for each hole, print up some score cards, and have a Goofy Golf
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