Are you looking for a fun, messy game that your students will want to play again and again (and parents will beg you not to)? Then Paint Soccer is the perfect game for you. Simply did a soccer ball in paint, throw it in the field, and let the teens go at it.
Soccer balls (that you don’t mind ruining)
Paint of various colors
Cones (to mark the boundaries)
Bowls to keep the paint in
Mark out a field big enough for everyone to fit and be able to move (no limits on size of teams or the field). Place bowls of paint around the field. Every time the ball goes out of bounds, or someone scores, you dip the ball into a bowl of paint and it gets thrown back into action. After a while, everyone is a mess of crazy colors.
You can play “serious” or silly. Either follow real soccer rules (for those real competitive types), or mix them up to make things interesting. Like use multiple balls. Or, have girls kick with their right leg and boys with their left. Or you have to head the ball into the goal to score. Have fun with it!
Be sure to let your students (and parents) know ahead of time you’re playing this so that people can dress accordingly. Also, and this should go without saying, don’t let students traipse through the church building while covered in paint. Cause, you want to keep your job.
If you play this game, tell me how it goes! Better yet, load up some pictures in the comments!