Sink the Ship

Balloons are attached to the children's ankles to represent ships
Supplies
Pre-blown Balloons (at least one per player)
String
Treat or Note for inside the balloon (Optional)
Setup

1. Blow up as many balloons as participants prior to the start of the game. I like to have at least a few extra in case the children would like to play more than one round of the game.
2. Cut ribbon or string into pieces about 1 foot long. You will need 1 piece for every balloon you have. Tie one piece of string around the knot of each balloon.

How to Play

1. Tie one balloon around the ankle of each player.
2. When each player has their ballon... Everyone runs around trying to pop each other's balloon. Or as I like to call it "sink their ship."
3. Once a player's ship has sunk (balloon has been popped) - they are out. The last person to remain with a ship intact has won the game!

Variations

1. To make it’s more fun, each little balloon can have a note inside. When the balloons pop, the kids must do what the note says (like say “yo-ho-ho”) until the next balloon pops.
2. You can also add a piece of candy in each balloon. This way, even when the ship sinks and a child is out, they get a little treat!

Stats
Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Age
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Competitiveness
Either/or (can be played either way)
Difficulty
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoors
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Rowdy
Number of Players
5 to 10
10 to 20
20+
Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
Team Division
Every man for himself (individual players)