Cub Games - Part II
St. George and the Dragon
Equipment: Per team: 1 easel; 1 piece of bristol board; 1
straight stick; 1 needle; pins; balloons; 1 set of cardboard
In preparation for the relay, a picture of a dragon is drawn on
each piece of bristol board. Next, balloons are attached to the
'dragon'. The dragons are set up on easels, 6 feet apart, at a
designated distance from the starting line. Finally, the needle
is attached to the end of each stick, in order to create dragon-
Divide the players into two or more teams.
One boy acts as a horse, while another acts as the rider. On
'Go', one pair from each team rides to the starting line. The
riders put on the armour, pick up the lance, and remount their
horses. Then the charge begins !
Using the lance, the rider breaks one balloon on his team's
dragon. He has only one try. When his attempt is over (whether
successful or not) the 'horse' gallops back to the starting line,
where the couple gives the props to the next pair from their
The relay continues until both dragons are 'dead' (balloon-less).
Ride 'Em Cowboy
Equipment: Per team: 1 ten gallon hat; 1 cowboy belt, holster and
gun; 1 chair; 18 inflated balloons.
Divide the group into teams of six. A chair is placed about
fifteen to twenty feet in front of each team.
On 'Go', the first person on each team puts on the ten gallon
hat, cowboy holster and gun and places a balloon between his
knees. He proceeds in bowlegged fashion to the chair, where he
places the balloon on the seat and rides the 'bronco' until it
He returns to his line, passing his hat and belt to the next
The game proceeds in this relay fashion until all broncos have
Equipment: Per team: 1 balloon; 1 bib; 1 bowl of soda crackers; 1
orange, peeled; 1 bottle of pop; 1 bowl of peanuts; 1 straw per
person; 1 long table.
Divide the group into teams of six to eight. Line up each team
at one end of the room and place each 'set' of food items and a
bib on the table at the other end of the room. Blow up the
balloons and place them on the table beside each team's goodies.
On 'Go', the first member of each team runs to the table, puts on
the bib and does the following:
- eats one cracker.
- eats one section of the orange.
- uses own straw to take one sip of the pop.
- eats four peanuts
(Diet/allergy watch for this game, especially the peanuts.
Substitute where necessary.)
When finished, he takes off the bib, runs back and tags the next
player, who then runs up, puts on the bib and tastes the food.
The relay continues until all the food items for each team are
gone. When the last mouthful is gone, that player pops the
balloon to signal that his team has completed its taste test.
Equipment: Per team: 1 miniature hockey net or facsimile; 1 ping
pong ball; 1 tongue depressor per player.
Divide the group into two teams. Place each net at the same end
of the playing area. Each team lines up about six feet in front
of its net. The first member of each team puts his tongue
depressor in his mouth, gets down on his hands and knees and
attempts to slap shoot the ball into the net, using the tongue
depressor. When he has scored, he takes the ball back to the
starting line, tags the next person, who proceeds to attempt to
The first team to complete the relay wins.
Equipment: Per team: 1 6' pole; 1 small bike tire; 1 bowling pin;
2 balloons per team member; 2 chairs; rope to tie ankles.
Divide the group into teams of six. Line up each team at the
start of each obstacle course.
On 'Go', the first member of each team ties his ankles together.
He crawls on his stomach under the poles, (which are set up like
jump poles, about 1 1/2' off the ground, supported by the
chairs). He wiggles through the tire, knocks over the bowling
pin with his nose and bursts two balloons (the explosions).
Players then crawl back to the start, where the second member of
their 'combat team' is ready to begin.
Equipment: Per team: 1 hard hat; 1 dustpan; 1 flag; 3 or more
'bricks' - stones, pieces of styrofoam, blocks of wood.
Divide the group into teams. Have them stand in parallel
straight lines at one end of the playing area.
The leader shouts 'BUILD'. The first member of each team dons
the hard hat, places a brick in the dustpan and runs down to the
other end of the playing area. He places the brick on the ground
and runs back to the starting line. Each team member in turn,
races down to build up the wall. The race continues until all
bricks on each team are used up.
If the wall falls down while the race is on, all bricks must
return to the starting line, so the relay can begin again.
Therefore, allow the teams time to plan a building strategy, so
they will know how and where to place the bricks to avoid a
When the wall is complete, the last member of each team races
down with the flag, and plants it on top of the wall.
Afterward, see what kind of super structure can be built. Have
the teams work together to build one giant wall, or building, or
structure of some kind.
Putt It There
Equipment: per team: 1 golf umbrella; 1 golf sweater; 1 golf hat;
1 golf glove; 1 golf putter; 1 golf ball; 1 putting cup.
Divide the group into teams of six. One player from each team is
selected to be the model. The teams are lined up at one end with
the models in the middle of the playing area and the putting cup
at the far end.
On 'Go', the first player from each team runs to the model,
carrying the sweater. He puts the sweater on the model, and runs
back. THE MODEL MAY NOT HELP ANY OF HIS TEAMMATES IN ANY WAY.
The second member puts on the hat, et., until the model has on
all of the above pieces of equipment.
Using the putter, the model then putts the golf ball into the
putting cup. The first team whose golfer sinks the putt is the
Pack 'Em In
Equipment: per team: suitcase; umbrella; hat; coat; gloves; scarf
(it is ideal if the clothing is oversized).
Divide the group into even teams and line up each team in relay
formation. Place the suitcase, filled with the clothing, in
front of the first player on each team.
On 'Go', the first player opens the suitcase, puts on all the
clothing and runs down to the other end of the playing area and
back. Here, they remove all the clothing and put it back inside
the suitcase, shut the suitcase and tag the next player in line.
That player opens the suitcase and gets dressed and runs down the
playing area and back.
The relay continues until all players have had the chance to get
dressed, travel and unpack.
Provide additional articles of clothing or accessories, to make
the outfit even funnier.
Equipment: Per team: 1 big balloon; 1 small balloon.
Divide the group into teams of six to eight players. Each team
is given one large and one small balloon.
The first player of each group, on the word 'Go', balances the
smaller balloon on top of the larger one and races to the other
end of the playing area. If the top balloon falls off, the
player must return to the starting line and begin again.
When the 'run' (or walk) is complete, the player takes both
balloons in his hands and runs back to the starting line, where
the second player is waiting to race.
The first team finished, and sitting down, wins.
Equipment: Per team: 1 pair of rabbit ears (made from cardboard,
cotton and wire attached to a hat); 1 small balloon and 1 large
balloon for each member; lots of string; 1 chair for each team.
Divide the group into teams of six. Line up each team in
straight lines at one end of the playing area. Place the chairs,
one for each team, at the opposite end of the playing area.
On 'Go', the first player of each team dons the rabbit ears,
while his teammates blow up one small and one large balloon. One
long piece of string is tied to the small balloon. The first
player then ties the string around his waist, with the balloon
hanging from behind, to represent his tail. He hugs the large
balloon to his tummy, to represent the fluffy underside of a
bunny. Then, with his ears and his two balloons, he hops down to
the chair, hugs the large balloon until it breaks, and sits on
his 'tail' until the small balloon breaks.
When both balloons have burst, he hops back to the team where he
gives the ears to the second player.
The fun is helping each rabbit get 'dressed' and in cheering each
bunny on. The relay ends when all bunnies have lost their
tummies and tails.
Equipment: Per team: sweatpants; jacket; hockey mask; 2 garbage
Divide the group into two or more teams. Line teams up at one
end of the playing area, with 1) sweatpants and jacket in front
of each team and 2) hockey mask and garbage bags at other end of
the area, in front of each team.
On 'Go', the first player of each team puts on the sweatpants and
jacket, and runs to the other end of the playing area. Here, he
takes off the pants and jacket and puts on the mask and skates
(the two garbage bags - one on each foot). He 'streaks' back to
his team, where he hands over the mask and skates to the next
The second player puts on the masks and skates and 'streaks' to
the clothes. Here he trades equipment for the clothes and runs
back to the third member of the team.
The first team to complete the relay wins.
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