When a number is called out all of the students must huddle up as quick as they can in a group that totals the number you called out. If you say “four” there should be several groups of four together in the crowd. Same with seven or any other number you call. The challenge for the kids is not to be left out or the last to a group. If you call out the number 1 or 0 and a student grabs on to another student they are out. It’s funny to watch the kids try to push each other out or force their way into a group that is locked and complete. Play this game until you eliminate students to a group of two. Call out large numbers if you want to see them go crazy.

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2 Responses to “POSSE UP”

  1. T.J. Woodard January 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm #


    growing up we played this in youth group and just called it the pan game.

    not nearly as cool sounding as “posse up”, but the one thing that made it interesting was that instead of calling out a number, a leader would bang on a pan a number of times and that was the number.

    sometimes they’d bang real slow, sometimes real fast, so you had to hesitate before you grouped up.

  2. chadswanzy January 27, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    We’ve done this before as well. It’s fun to have a walk on skit for it where you’ve got two wild west type pan handling dudes.

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