Dress the Pilgrim is a fun, active team game for everyone to enjoy at Thanksgiving parties.
Age: Adults and older children
No. of players: Large groups
Equipment: Two or more Pilgrim costumes (Men: Pilgrim shirt with collar, breeches, knickers, belt, shoes with buckles, hat. Women: Pilgrim dress, bonnet, pinafore, shoes with buckles)
Time: 10+ minutes
Aim: To be the first team to finish dressing as a Pilgrim.
Dress the Pilgrim requires one pilgrim costume for each team. You may be able to hire them or you could modify some normal clothes to look like pilgrim clothes. Due to the nature of the game, it is possible that the clothes may be torn or otherwise damaged. It may be helpful to have oversized costumes as players try to fit them over their normal clothing.
1. Players line up in two or more teams, one behind the other. A chair with a Pilgrim costume is placed in front of each team leader.
2. On the command "Go" the leader gets dressed as quickly as possible and then runs around their team before taking off the costume and putting it back on the chair. The leader then moves to the back of the line.
3. Each player repeats the process in turn until everyone has dressed and run around their team.
4.The first team to have all their players complete the task wins the game.
NOTE: You may prefer that players do not wear costume shoes due to the possibility of falls or mishaps.
Christmas Variation: As above but dress as Santa or an elf.
Easter Variation: Dress as the Easter Bunny.
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