A large image of Smaug the dragon is to be painted on a large sheet of cardboard or masonite. It should show the dragon flying overhead revealing the underside of his wing with a small bare patch. (I have 70 Junior primary students so I need 7 of these)
Use bluetak to attach arrows to the dragon. The nearest arrow to the bare patch is the winner.
Plastic plant label blanks are good for writing each boy’s names on.
Do 10 in turn but no more in a batch or they just lose interest.
There is a Dragon egg prize for winner and dragon stickers for participants.
Wrap em up – 2 teams of spiders compete to wrap up their victim quickly and completely using rolls of toilet paper.
Choose the dwarf using any fair selection process. When in doubt use “Eenie, meanie , minee , moe, catch a dwarf by the toe, of he hollers let him go, Eenie Meenie, Minie Moe” On the second “moe “the person you touch is the dwarf.
Place dwarf on blanket on the oval (or carpet inside) Hands by his side and feet straight down. (You can roll him gently or ask him to lift if he can)
Each child in the team has 30 seconds to wrap the dwarf. The best wrapped in the time is the winner of that round. Repeat this until the last 5 minutes keeping score of the best wrapped (most covered) per team.
Get the boys to count down the time from 30 seconds for each round.
The winning team gets a prize for the most dwarves wrapped the best. The last few minutes is time to clean up the paper.