This game gets a group together.
Lay one red, one yellow and one green blanket side by side on
the ground, with the yellow blanket in the middle. If you don’t
have blankets these colors, lay down three blankets and designate
red, yellow or green for each blanket. Tell kids the colors
represent a traffic light.
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Have all the children stand on the yellow blanket. When you
shout another color, have the children quickly move to the
appropriate blanket. The last child to get both feet on the correct
blanket is eliminated from the game.
To make the game more challenging, occasionally call out the
color on which the children are already standing. Anyone who steps
off that blanket is eliminated.
For a change of pace, call out “traffic accident” and have
everyone vacate the blankets. The last child to get off is
eliminated. Keep the pace quick and vary the colors called. The
last person to remain in the traffic light gets to call out the
colors in the next round of play.
Excerpted from Fun Group Games for Children’s Ministry