How to Play Teams Race to Bring Balloons

Are you looking for more exciting group activities for your team building or party games? With this fun and creative group game, your parties and team building will never be the same. All you need are some party balloons and two teams of enthusiastic, competitive players to get the party started!

This game allows players to discover creative strategies and promotes teamwork. Here’s how to play “Teams Race to Bring Balloons.”  

Features of the Teams Race to Bring Balloons

 ★  Game Name Teams Race to Bring Balloons
 ★  Group size medium to large
 ★  Age any (8+)
 ★  Type active
 ★  Skill reaction / running / balance
 ★  Place indoor (gym) and outdoor
 ★  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials balloons 

Aim of the game:

The aim of the game is for the players in the team to successfully line up with all the balloons stuck in between them. The team who completes the task first wins.

Group Size and Age

This game will require six to ten players and a game master. This is fit for school-aged children (8 years old and up) and can be played by adults as well.

Preparation and Materials 

To play “Teams Race to Bring Balloons”, you need the following:

  • At least 4 balloons for each team with 5 players
  • A large sack for the balloons

How to Play the Teams Race to Bring Balloons

Step 1: The game master assigns two teams of equal number, for example, five players for each team. He draws two lines on one end of the play area, which will be the teams’ home bases. On the other end, he marks another two lines on which one member of each team will be holding the sack of balloons.

Step 2: Before the game begins, the game master instructs each team to wait for the go signal. The first player runs to the other end to get a balloon. He will then go back to the home base and stick the balloon in between him and the second player. It is up to the players how they can successfully walk together without the balloon falling off.

Step 3: The first player must be behind the second player. The two players with the balloon stuck in between them will have to walk or, if they can, run together until they reach the other end to get another balloon. They will return to their line and get player number three to stick the balloon between him and the second player.

The process goes on until all five members are able to return to their home base with the balloons kept in place. The end result is a chain of alternate players and balloons. The first team to perform the task successfully wins the game. If the line breaks or the balloon falls off, the team will have to repeat that round again.