Gorilla Ball

Scripture Mastery Games

Submitted by: Chuck Kipp
Added: March 5, 2008
Duration: >30 minutes

****This has been my class? favorite game this year ? it really gets crazy!

Goal: Score as many points as you can for your team by finding the scripture mastery reference and shooting baskets

? Garbage can or bucket
? Nerf balls or wadded up paper balls ? different colors are best
? Chalkboard or whiteboard for keeping score

– Give one point for the first basket made on each turn

How To Play:
– Setup the room similar to the ?Scripture Mastery Chase & Dive? game diagram, with chairs lined up behind each other.

– Place a table in the center of the space and place a bucket or garbage can on the table

– Choose teams with 4 people in each.

– The person in the front is the ?rebounder?. The two people in the middle are the ?finders?. The person in the back is the ?shooter?.

– The ?shooter? on each team starts out with the ball.

– Read the scripture mastery clue. The ?finders? have to find the scripture mastery verse and raise their hands. At this point, the shooter can shoot the ball. If he/she misses, the rebounder gets out his/her chair, retrieves the ball and gets it back to the shooter. The shooter then makes another attempt until one team makes a basket.

– When a basket is made, yell ?STOP? and award that team with a point.

– Here?s the fun part and the reason I call this Gorilla Ball. Tell the rebounders that they must stay out of the way of the other teams as much as possible. They have to stay low ? it is pretty funny watching them hunched over trying to get the ball as fast as they can.

– After two scriptures, rotate everyone forward ? send the ?rebounders? to be the ?shooters?.

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