Leadership Inspirations Activities

Pin Huck

A fun variation of capture the flag

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Any Stage

Type Of Activity

Icebreaker, Game, Mixer

Materials

20 Bowling Pins (Cones Or Balls)

 

SUMMARY

This activity is a great energizer that encourages students to run around and play a unique version of capture the flag.

 

SET UP

  • This game is played best on an open field or in a large gym.
  • Break the group into two teams, use markers or stickers to identify teams, and separate the playing area into two equal sides.
  • Place ten cones or pins randomly about on each side.
  • Safety: Because participants will be running and trying to steal, encourage safety.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • The object of this activity is for a team to get all of the pins from the opposite side of the field to their own side without being tagged.
  • If a player is tagged on their opponents’ side of the field they do not go to jail like in traditional capture the flag, but are frozen like in freeze tag. They can only be free when they are tagged by a member of their own team, who has not yet been tagged.
  • The activity is over when either an entire team is frozen OR a team gets all the pins to their side first.

VARIATIONS

  • You can play this activity with flags or other objects on hand instead of pins.
  • You can play this activity with 3-4 teams.

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • What was the goal of this activity?
  • Did your group do well? What could have improved?
  • How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
  • How did your group manage conflict that arose?
So What?

Inclusion and Involvement

  • What does it mean to be inclusive or exclusive?
  • What did we do as a group that was inclusive? That was exclusive/not inclusive?
  • Why is inclusion and involvement important for our group?
Now What?
  • What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
  • What’s one commitment each person can make?
  • What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
  • How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
  • What can you do differently moving forward?