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Side Swaps: Action Packed Fun Activity for Teenagers

February 13, 2013

Fun activities for teenagers – Side Swaps

Main aim: An enjoyable way for teenagers to mingle, relax, and have fun! Ideal as a camp activity or youth group game

Name: Side Swaps

Type: Fun activities for teenagers

Players: Single-player, minimum of 4 players

Duration: 20 minutes

Preparation: None

Materials: Netball, basketball or volleyball court and all equipment required for a netball, basketball or volleyball game

Instructions

  • Separate players into 2 teams.
  • The teams may be divided by gender, age, alphanumerical order or any other fun way to separate the players (e.g. players with blue jeans form one team and non-blue jeans wearers form the other team).
  • Place each team on either side of the court.
  • Each team must attempt to (a) hit the ball to the other team and (b) keep the ball in the air.
  • Whenever someone from a team hits the ball to the other team, that person will swap sides and go over to the other team.
  • Whenever someone drops a ball, any person from his or her team that has crossed sides will need to return to his or her original side.
  • The winner of the game will be the team that completely swaps sides first.
  • When the game ends, provide feedback and ask the participants for feedback.

Rationale

This activity is a fun way for teens to get active. It is also a great alternative to a formal game of netball, volleyball, or basketball.