Three people sitting in circle passing balls to each other quickly, as featured in Quick Pass game

Quick Pass

Fantastic, interactive & fast-paced circle game.

  • Playful
  • Boosts energy
  • Sharpens reflexes
  • Ideal time-filler
  • Healthy competition


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Social-Emotional Learning

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Have you played this activity? What worked, what didn't work? What type of group? Do you have useful advice for other users? Do you know a fun variation?

Comments (2)

  1. Amy Hannon

    This is a great, quick, game to get kids re-energized and refocused. A variation that I play: when the music plays you pass the items, when the music stops you stop. Then I pull a card that has different instructions written on it. For example it might say, “tennis balls, out.” The people holding the tennis balls are out. It might say “to the left of the ping pong ball, out”. It’s great fun but it does make the game a bit longer. Additionally, it adds a competitive element that may not be best for all groups.

    (Background info: I play this with a group of 7th grade science students and 8th grade math students)

    • Mark

      Thanks Amy and thank you for sharing. Yours is a great idea adding music and pulling out cards. Will have to try it on soon, Mark

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