beaverpond wrote:We are having a family game night at church that is sponsored by our youth program. Our game director contacted me this morning and told me that she was sick with the flu and would not be able to do her job. Last thing I need is her spreading that bug around. I used to be game director for seven years so it is something I have experience in and in a really weird way...I am really looking forward to filling her shoes for one night. For this one night I think I can handle it.
We will also be having special desserts as families are supposed to have supper before they come.
We used to have this youth Pastor who, let's say....didn't mind having games that were just a little bit dangerous.
(These were all high-school age kids.)
In the (full size) gym, he once brought in these refrigerator boxes. He had two teams, one kid from each team in the box, with the bottom cut out and a strip cut out in front so the kid could see out. He then had a relay race with the two teams. One third of each team would race at a time, so 3 races. The other 2/3 of the teams were on the side-lines of the basketball court. While the racers went from one end of the gym to the other, (full basketball court length) the 2/3 of the teams were throwing dodgeballs at the racers. Man, it was actually pretty funny, since no one got hurt, but they did go to the floor in those huge boxes a few times.
The other one I remember was similar. He set up a low, balance beam type of thing all the way from one basket to the other. Kids had to negotiate these beams without falling off, while yet again, they were bombarded with dodgeballs and such from the sidelines. Now on this one, I do remember one girl twisted her ankle pretty good when falling off the beam, even though it was only about 6 inches off the ground.
I'd have to search, but I think I still have some printed material or books from him on these and other, sometimes-not-so-violent, games.
The Pastor was actually a great guy. He just had a penchant for pushing kids to their limits at times. Not just in games, but in everything...faith, quizzing, missions, outings..you name it.