Game – Life Sized Candyland
Everyone remembers the kids game "Candy Land." This version takes to it to an extreme level! This works best for smaller groups, but large groups can work as well. It also takes about an hour, so this is great for a lock-in when everyone is at that "I’m-so-tired-I’m-crazy" stage.
Set aside a large portion of your building (either one room, like a gym, or traveling all through the building into different rooms) to set up your "board." You’ll need lots of colored construction paper for this stage. Set up the floor like the candyland board with alternating colors, and set up stations to match the ones on the board – Ginger bread plum tree, Candy Cane Forest, Gumdrop mountain, licorice castle, Peanut brittle house, lollipop forest, the ice cream sea, the chocolate swamp, and then you are at Candy castle.
Once you’re set up, get everyone lined up at the start. People move around the board by way of drawing colored cards and going to the next one available. We had a Candy Land and used their cards, but you can make your own if you want. Once they reach each station, they get candy that matches with each station. The winner is the first one to reach the end.
It’s a simple game, and the students get lots of sugar (again why its perfect for a lock-in). Every time I’ve played it, the teens have loved it. It helps to keep it fast paced (keep them moving!) and have lots of candy for them. If you play it, I’d love to hear how it went.