Sometimes for my job it is necessary to search for silly games online to play with kids. I google words like “icebreaker” “fun” “easy game” and such. Here are some excerpts from an excellent source I just found:
(Note: no offense against Bulgarians is intended.)
74. MARATHON. ( Active.)
With the help of a usual syringe the player must lead the ping-pong ball to the end of the distance as fast as possible.
20. THE MOST PRACTICAL GENTLEMAN. ( Active.)
Fill a toy lorry with any vegetables, fruit or nuts. Tie a string to the lorry. Attach a stick to the end of the string. The object is to wind the string on the stick as fast as possible, trying not to spill the contents of the lorry. The jury determines “the fastest” driver with the help of the stop-watch. The gentleman who manages to deliver the load safe and sound in the shortest period of time is the most practical gentleman.
153. THOROUGH TIDING-UP. ( Active.)
It’s a relay race game. Give to each team a rag, a basin with water, a bucket. Put the basin at the start line and the bucket at the finish. The team which manages to bring the greatest amount of water to the bucket, wins the game.
161. A BULGARIAN. ( Active.)
This game is played on the table covered with the table-cloth. The table is divided into 4 equal parts. Each player has an equal number of pins with the many-colored heads. The players stick the pins on their parts as they like. One of the pins is stuck into the crossing of the lines which divide the table into 4 parts. This pin is a Bulgarian. If you have no pins with the many-colored heads you should cut the tiny flags out of paper and place them on the pins. Each player has 2 little balls. The players throw them in turn. The object is to hit the rival’s pins trying not to overturn the Bulgarian. The game is over when the Bulgarian is overturned. The player who has the greatest number of pins at that moment is the winner. According to a prearranged rule the player who “looses” a pin puts a coin or two into the money-box. The player who overturns the Bulgarian must pay the double sum of that is in the money-box. The player who has all the pins hit is out of the game.