Monday, 31 August 2009

Frozen T-Shirt Competition

I know summer is drawing to a close, and I should have blogged this one earlier in the year when you were looking for ideas to cool you down in the summer sun. Well the sun's out with us on the river today, so fingers crossed you might be able to find yourself a last sunny weekend.

I like to think of the Frozen T-shirt Competition as a family friendly interpretation of the Wet T-shirt Competition. In this sporting event, contestants race to be the first to don a frozen t-shirt. Don't laugh, it's a lot darn harder than you think.

How do I play it?
  • Get enough T-shirts for each playing contestant and give them a thorough soaking. Next fold them up into a neat tight package and whack them in the freezer overnight.
  • Whip them out about 10 minutes before you start the game.
  • When you're ready, distribute them so that each competitor has one and on the word 'Go' players race to be the first to put one on. Simples.
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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Human Musical Chairs

This is another great alternative to musical chairs, but this time kids play in pairs and use each other as 'seats'. It's ideal if you haven't got enough chairs for the gathered masses and also works brilliantly as a game to get the parents involved as the kids can sit on their oldies backs. We rolled it out at this year's Camp Bestival and it proved to be a winner.

How do I play it?
To get started get everyone into pairs and get them to agree who’s a chair and who’s a human.
  • Once everyone’s made fully aware of their chair or human status the game proceeds as with the standard game of musical chairs but this time when the music stops, the chairs get on their hands and knees and the humans sit on top. The last child or adult to sit on a chair is out and they must choose a chair to be out as well (i.e. two players, one from each group leave the game)
  • The last chair and the last human win
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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Knights, Horses and Cavaliers

This games a great alternative to your bog standard game of Musical chairs. In this format players play in pairs but must assume a different 'position' when the music stops.

How do I play it?
Get your friends to pair up, ideally with someone from the opposite sex
When the music’s on, the pairs must prance and dance around at will. When the music stops the games facilitator shouts either ‘Knight’, ‘Horse’ or ‘Cavalier’
‘Knight’ means the male has to give his partner a piggy back, ‘Horse’ means the male has to give their partner a horse ride by getting on all fours and ‘Cavalier’ means the male has to get down on one knee and the female sits on it

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Looking for ideas to entertain at your summer party? Then check out today's Organised Fun feature in The Londonpaper

If you're looking for ways to liven up your summer BBQ then click here and check out today's Organised Fun feature in the Londonpaper. Who'd have thought watching your mates battle to don a frozen t-shirt could be so darn entertaining.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Monday, 3 August 2009

The Human Fruit Machine

This weekend we seduced the East London too cool for school crowd with some good old fashioned organised fun.

The Organised Fun Human Fruit Machine made it's virgin festival voyage to Field Day Festival in Victoria Park, East London to delight the crowds and show people the abundance of free fun to be had from a bag of fruit.

Don't despair if you missed out, you too can re-create this piece of fruity magic at home or even delight your friends down the pub.

How to play:
Set up the table with three chairs in a row behind it. Place the cardboard boxes on the table next to each other so that when the three players sit down, they can lean into them providing a shield from what the others are doing.
  • Get the three players (or the ‘fruits’) to sit in a line behind the table with their arms leaning into the boxes, and place their bag containing the fruit in front of them.
  • The other player stands to the side of the boxes with rattle (or similar) in hand.
  • Non-players are then invited to come forward and take it in turns to bet.
  • As each ‘punter’ hands over their money, the ‘rattler’ shakes or spins their sound and those with the fruit reach into their bags, unseen by their colleagues, and pull out a single fruit item, holding it inside the box so it can be seen by the punter.
  • The punter wins the agreed sum if the fruits simultaneously held up are all the same.
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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Bearded Kitten at Field Day

The Bearded Kitten boys put on a massive organised fun performance at Field Day festival in Victoria Park last weekend. Their inventive spectacle of games which included a highly competitive Onion Peeling Contest alongside some more classic village fete fun such as Tug-of-war and Egg & Spoon Race were my non-music hit of the day.

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