Balloon War

In brief: To get as many balloons over to the opponent’s side.

Intensity: High

Introduction: This is a great closing activity, especially good for large groups.

Prop(s): 1 or 2 balloons per person (and if you like, keep it to 2 colours, 1 for each team).

How to play:

  • Inflate all the balloons. Each person will have 1 or 2 balloons on hands.
  • Split the group into 2 teams.
  • Draw a line between the 2 teams to demarcate each team’s territory.
  • Line the 2 teams along the lines.
  • The aim is for each team to try to hit as many balloons as possible over to the opponent team’s territory within a 1 minute time limit.



  • All players must aim their balloons over their opponents’ heads. No body-bashing-by-balloon is allowed.



Notes to the Facilitator: It is quite hard to find a winning group because most will not stop when you ask them to. I usually use it to end all balloon activities. After this, play the pop-as-many-balloons-as-you-can game to get the players to burst all balloons.

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