Scatter ball

There are a lot of different ways to play this, and you can find them all over the internet, but this is how we play.

Supplies Needed & Set Up

6 Small dodgeballs, best played in an enclosed space like a gym

Place the 6 dodgeballs in the center of the play area and have students line up on opposite walls, hands touching the walls.

Explain the following:

This is like dodgeball except there are no teams.

If you are holding a ball you have three steps to throw the ball.

If you get hit, sit down where you are hit.

If you catch the ball, the person who threw it sits down.

Once you are sitting, if a ball comes to you, you may throw it from where you sit, and if you hit someone they have to sit down and you are back in (meaning no one is ever really “out”).

If someone runs past you and you tag them you are in and he or she has to sit down in your place.

The game ends when there is only one person standing.

Ready. Set. Go!


sara galyonSARA GALYON is the Director of Youth Ministry at Messiah Lutheran in Madison, AL (ELCA). She has been working with youth in some capacity for 15 years, and has an MA in Youth Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary. She is also a freelance writer with a passion for helping youth both understand and challenge their faith. Outside of all of that, she is a wife to a fellow youth minister, mom to three boys and two dogs, and an underfunded world traveler.

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