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How To Play Sprouts

This epic twist on dodgeball ( is best played with a fairly large group. It's great to use as an icebreaker because there is almost never an official winner; kids just keep playing it until they get tired.

1) A facilitator throws the five balls into the air. The players can either rush up to grab them or cower in a corner in preparation for the approaching carnage.

2) Basically, the game turns into a round of all-on-all dodgeball. (In other words, madness ensues.) Whenever somebody is tagged by a ball, they must sit down on the spot they were tagged.

3) Here's the catch: Whenever the person who got them out gets out themselves, the person who was originally out is back in. (Say that ten times fast.) Summary: Tagger tags two people, tagger gets tagged, two people are back in.

4) Just keep playing until everybody is exhausted. You can try to set up a prize, but with large groups, there is a very low chance that no one person will be victorious.

Have fun!

Materials Needed

Five (or any number of) foam balls

Submitted by Freak the Geek on 11 Apr 2016 12:00:00

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great game, tonnes of fun, our youth group has been playing this for years only we call it insanity-ball.

Posted by Gordon Nichols on 12 May 2016 at 12:20:02

Great game! We play it with our group of about 30 and they absolutely love it. We call it Zombie ball.

Posted by Stephen on 8 Jul 2016 at 11:25:58

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