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Sheep and Goats Game

This sheep and goats game would be a fun warm up for a lesson on the Judgement of the Nations or on the Corporal Works of Mercy.

How to Play Sheep and Goats Game

Materials

  • about 20 blue balloons and 20 orange balloons
  • masking tape

Instructions

Blow up the balloons ahead of time.

Divide the group into two teams. Make a line with masking tape between the two teams.

Explain that the blue balloons are "sheep" and the orange balloons are "goats". Put an equal number of sheep and goats on either side of the line.

The goal of the game is for a team to have more sheep than goats on their side of the room when time is up.

On "go" they start moving goats to the opposite side of the room and sheep to their own side.

Play ends when one team has only sheep on their side or call it off after a set amount of time.

Notes

If necessary, explain to the group beforehand that this is a "non-contact" game. Rough play will result in a penalty, such as having to sit out.

They may decide to use balloon popping as a strategy. You can decide if you want to outlaw this or not.

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