Written by Missy Hyatt, Director of Programs and Volunteers for Project Sanctuary.
Did your kids come back from Youth Program talking about a fun game? Did they try to explain how to play, and you couldn’t understand what in the world they were talking about? Or have you not yet been to a Project Sanctuary retreat but are curious about some of the things we do in our Youth Program? Here are the rules to a game called “Name 10” that happens at nearly EVERY Project Sanctuary Youth Program.
- Name 10 category list
- Sheets numbered 1-10
- Writing utensils- pens for each group
- Squeaky toy
- 4-30 people
- 2-5 people in each group
- Divide people evenly into groups. Groups can be comprised of 2-5 people.
- If you have 5 people in your family, you will have 2 groups of 2 people plus the leader.
- If you have a family of 4, pit the kids against the adults. Make the adults write with their non-dominant hands!
- Sit participants on the floor, spaced evenly around squeak toy
- Activity leader will have the Name 10 list and will stand away from the groups and near the squeaky toy.
- Each group needs to identify a writer. They will have the blank 1-10 sheets and pen.
- The activity leader will yell out a category, and the groups must come up with 10 answers.
- Example: Activity Leader will yell out, “Name 10… colors.”
- Groups will each write down 10 colors (e.g., red, orange, yellow etc.).
- Once a group has completed their list, they send someone to grab the squeaky toy.
- YOU MUST HAVE YOUR LIST IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU GRAB THE TOY.
- If you don’t have the list in your hand, your group’s turn is lost, and the point is up for grabs for another group.
- Activity leader will look at the list. If it is correct, that team gets a point. If it is wrong, the toy gets THROWN somewhere else in the room, and another group can grab it *if they have their list in hand.*
You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive supplemental documents for this game or ideas for other games you can play at home!