Ball Trap

Ball Trap is an easy and gentle ball game that is great for family reunions or any family get-together.

Age: All ages

No. of players: Large groups (6+)

Equipment: A tennis ball (or similar) for every group of 5-8 players

Time: 5+ minutes

Aim: To avoid being hit by the ball.


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This game is so simple that anyone can play, from young children to grand-parents. It is played in groups of 5 to 8 players.

1. One player (the Caller) is given the ball. The other players move around.

2. The Caller calls out the name of another player and tosses the ball to them. If the player catches the ball, they call "Stop!" (If they miss, the players keep moving; the Caller gets the ball and throws it again to any player when their name is called out.)

3. When the catcher calls "Stop!", the other players must stand still and cannot move their feet. The player who caught the ball tries to hit any other player on the legs (gently) with the ball.

4. A player who is hit becomes the new Caller. If the thrower misses, they become the new Caller.


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