Hi there! I used to post here all the time and recently I've been a lurker.
My H, sister, her bf and I are helping out with vacation bible school at our church and we are in charge of recreation. So last night was our first night-wasn't sure exactly what to expect- but wow some of these kids were outta control last night. I mean not horrible but the older kids did not listen at all. The 4 of us don't have kids yet but I've been around them my whole life, just not this many at once I guess. Anyway we went through our whole weeks planned games and now I need some ideas for tonight. The lil ones we played duck duck goose- and red light green light. The middle ones loved freeze tag..then the oldest ones (4th & 5th graders) were def the hardest to please. They played freeze tag and simon says-but were like, "I'm tired, can we play something different" or "I don't wanna play, I quit". LOL Some loved running around while others didn't want too. Obviously we can't make everyone happy but shoot. I mean they thought we were 'big kids' so that's prob why they stopped listening to us after a while. We are all between 25 & 28- but apparently look like teenagers to them.
We have planned balloon toss the last night and some beach ball game tomorrow. However we realized that in the 20 minutes we have the kids, they lose interest about 10 min into a game. Any ideas would be very helpful & appreciated! I thought about going to Walmart today and buying a wiffle ball/bat- we are outside, however there isn't a ton of room- we might be able to play kick ball but some of these boys could prob hit it pretty far. Thanks for any ideas!