Push Me Pull You (game)


Other Names: Garbage Can Game of Doom, Poison, Red Hot Poker, Trash Can, Tasmanian Kickboxing

Players: 3+

Materials: Trash Can (or other large object)

Instructions: Players stand in a circle around a trash can holding hands*. (Other large items, such as a chair, works well, but avoid objects that are too angular.) The goal is to avoid touching the trash can, while trying to get everyone else to touch the trash can. Those who make contact are eliminated.

Lesson Themes: Peer Pressure, Danger of Sin, etc.

* Alternatively, players can hold lengths of rope or bandanas with knots on the ends.