Game: Elements

History: This game was played by British settlers and soldiers in 1812. It was a way to teach natural science.

Equipment: Bean bag

Formation: circle

Select a person to go into the middle of the circle. The person in the middle calls out one of four words: EARTH, WATER, AIR or FIRE. The person in the middle throws the bean bag to someone in the circle. The person catching the bean bag must name something living in the element called out e.g. Earth - bear; Water - shark; Air - pigeon. If FIRE is called out the person catching it says nothing and returns it to the person in the middle as soon as possible. You have 10 seconds to give an answer, and no repeats! If you can't answer, you go in the middle.