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Game of the Month

Most of these games can be played with balls of different kinds: tennis balls; footballs; beach balls; and even a giant earth ball. Different sized balls will change the way in which the game goes, so feel free to experiment.

Chute Ball:

This game is best played with an earthball (a large beach ball). You simply place the ball in the middle of the chute and by pulling upwards and outwards, throw the ball as high in the air as possible. This game can also be played by replacing the ball with a doll.

Competitive chute ball:

Mark a line across the diameter of the chute. Have equal teams hold the edge of the chute on either side. Throw a ball into the middle. The aim is to get the ball off the chute on the other team's side of the line, and stop it coming off your own side of the line. (i.e. to throw it over the other team's heads). You mustn't let go of the chute or touch the ball with any part of the body.

After several minutes of wild flapping and little progress the group should realise that co-ordination and strategy are needed to flick the ball off the chute.