Defrost

Includes: Indoors, Group games

Activity time:
< 10 mins

Age:
4+

Cost:
Low
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Freeze to meet you

Fun team game involving frozen clothes.

Overview

  1. Before the activity, completely soak T-shirts, gloves and socks and bundle them into balls. The balls should be identical (that is, one sock, one glove and one T-shirt in each).
  2. Put the balls in the freezer, ideally overnight, until frozen stiff.
  3. Organise girls into teams, provide each with a frozen ball, and give them five minutes to unfold the frozen clothes however they can.
  4. They could use their own body heat by throwing it from person to person, standing in a warm place (not near a radiator!) or rubbing it vigorously. The first team to separate the bundle into its constituent parts wins.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

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Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

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2 adults needed