On the bus

Includes: Indoors, Group games

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Burn off energy 'on the bus'

Grab a seat on an imaginary bus, and make it a journey to remember!


  1. Each girl gets a chair and they arrange them in short rows, with an aisle running down the middle (like the layout of a bus).
  2. Use one extra chair as a seat for the ‘driver’. Position two other chairs with a space between them to act as the doors. Leaders can sit on these chairs to supervise the game.
  3. Tell the girls that they are only allowed on and off the bus through the doors.
  4. A Leader shouts, ‘Off the bus!’ and the girls get up from their chairs and run through the doors.
  5. They run around the bus until a Leader shouts ‘On the bus!’ The girls must then go back through the doors and find a seat.
  6. Take one chair away each time. The girl who does not find a chair is out.
  7. The girl who manages to sit on the last chair is the winner.

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

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2 adults needed