Activity | Five-minute fillers week 8

Keys

No matter how prepared you are, when activities finish earlier than anticipated it can leave you wondering what to do with those spare five minutes. If you’re stuck for ideas, have a go of Keeper of the keys.

Keeper of the keys: 

  • place a solitary chair at one end of the hall/room
  • ask a volunteer to sit on the chair, then blindfold them and give them a rolled up newspaper
  • place a set of keys underneath their chair
  • inform the volunteer that they are the keeper of the keys and must protect them
  • inform all other players to line up side by side at the other end of the hall/room
  • all non blindfolded players must move silently towards the keeper and the keys with the aim of removing the keys from underneath the chair
  • players can move as fast or slow as they like
  • if the keeper hears someone near their chair they must try to tap that person with their rolled up newspaper
  • if a player is tapped by the newpaper they must return to the other end of the hall/room and wait for 10 seconds before starting again
  • whoever manages to get hold of the keys wins and becomes the next keeper of the keys

 

Need some more inspiration? Check out our latest set of #BoredomBusters or try The Sneaky String Game.

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Photo: Brenda Clarke

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