This is an active game where youth try to get their own balls in their own basket while keeping the other team’s balls out.
This can be a good game to play for the topics of racism and immigration.
If you use the option to change the rules mid-game, this makes a good tie in with a lesson on authority or Magisterium.
- Divide the group into teams, with an equal number of players per team
- Assign a ball color to each team
- Put all of the balls in the center of the room
- Teams try to get as many of their own color balls in their own basket with few of other colors following these rules:
- A player may only have one ball at a time
- Teams may not prevent other teams from putting balls in their baskets
- If a player takes a ball out of a basket (allowed) they must put it in a different basket (not on the floor or hide it somewhere)
- At the end of a set time, score the results:
- Teams add one point for each ball of their own color in their basket
- Teams subtract one point for a ball of a different color in their basket
- The team with the most points wins
If you want to change the rules midstream (only recommended for high school and older) then here are some variations:
- If they remove a ball from a basket they can put it back on the floor in the middle of the room
- Balls from other teams subtract 3 points instead of just 1
- Different colors have different point values – ie yellow = 4, blue = 3, green = 2, red = 1, etc.