2020 Virtual Color War

We’re so happy that you want to participate in a day of competition and excitement. Get ready to have fun with some CBM Color War classics! The best part?! You can pick your team! Hopefully, this means you won’t be scrambling to find tons of clothes in a color you don’t own. If that’s your favorite part, then might we suggest a head-to-toe yellow outfit?

You can find the instructions and materials for the 6 activities on this page. Though we won’t be formally scoring these, we’d still love to see photos and videos of your participation and Color War spirit! Be sure to post any footage to our Facebook page, or tag us in your own posts. We hope to see some awesome teamwork and bright colors on Wednesday, July 15th!”

Also make sure to check out all the other great stuff we’ve been up to this summer at CampBarney.org/Summer2020!

Materials Needed

ActivitiesSuggested Materials Needed
(Activity 1) Paper Airplane Cornhole
  • Three paper airplanes per person (any paper may be used)
  • bucket or laundry basket
(Activity 2) Coin Toss 400-Meter DashAny coin that has 2 different sides
(Activity 3) Spoon Relay
  • 1 spoon, 
  • 1 egg (raw or hard boiled), 
  • items to mark start/checkpoints (cones,  socks, plastic cups, etc.), 
  • clock or stopwatch
(Activity 4) Pancake Art
  • A box of pancake mix  
  • items to decorate pancake like: sprinkle, food dye, icing, etc..

If you prefer, you can make your own  pancake 

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/21014/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/

(Feel free to use this recipe or your own!) 

Ingredients 

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

3 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon white sugar 

1 ¼ cups milk

1 egg

3 tablespoons butter, melted

(Activity 5) Sidewalk Chalk Art
  • Sidewalk chalk (specifically your team’s color)
  • Dry sidewalk, driveway or street. 
(Activity 6) Balloon Toss Relay
  • 4-5 balloons per person to do 4-5 rounds (Ziplock Bags may work as well – just fill them completely up)

PAPER PLANE CORN HOLE (Activity 1)

Get Ready:

You’ll need 3 paper sheets per player, a bucket or laundry basket.  

Get Set:

Create 3 paper airplanes per player using a design of your choice. Place your bucket 5-10 feet away from your throwing line.

GO!

The object of the game is to score points by throwing your paper airplane into your bucket. You have 1 minute to score as many as possible.

  • Design and create 3 paper airplanes.
  • Set your timer for 1 minute. When the time starts, fly your airplanes as many times as you can toward your bucket.
  • Score 1 point for every plane that hits the outside of the bucket 
  • Score 2 points for every plane that lands in the bucket.

COIN TOSS 400-METER DASH (Activity 2)

Get Ready:

1 Coin 

Get Set:

Find an open space with enough room to run in place safely.

Hold the coin in your hand – be ready to flip it.

GO!

The object is to run 400 running steps as fast as you can. Remember, you’re running in place. Your feet move, but you stay in one spot.

  •   On the start signal, flip the coin. Let it land flat on the floor. If it lands on 

      “heads” run 20 running steps and then flip the coin again.

  •   If the coin lands on “Tails” do not run. Flip again until it lands on heads.
  •   Count your steps out loud. When you get to 400, time stops, and the 

      dash is over.

 SPOON RELAY (Activity 3)

 Get Ready:

1 spoon, raw egg

Items to Mark Start/Checkpoints (cones, socks, plastic cups, etc.), Clock or Stopwatch

Get Set:

Set a starting point and a checkpoint. Distance can be 15 to 30 walking steps from beginning to end.  At the start point, get ready by placing the object on the spoon and balancing it.

GO! 

You have 1 minute to Score points by completing laps with an object balanced on a spoon.

  • On the start signal, move carefully from the starting point to the checkpoint and back again (1 lap).
  • Complete as many laps as possible without a drop.
  • If you drop the object, stop walking, place it on the spoon, and begin again. 
  • Score 1 point for each lap completed without a drop. 

PANCAKE ART (Activity 4)

Get Ready:

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/21014/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/ (Feel free to use this recipe or your own!) 

Ingredients  

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

3 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon white sugar 

1 ¼ cups milk

1 egg

3 tablespoons butter, melted

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot. And then decorate!!! 

Get Set: 

This challenge is basically to make the most creative pancakes!! Use food coloring or any of your team colors to get creative. 

GO! 

SIDEWALK CHALK (Activity 5)

Get Ready:

Supplies needed: Sidewalk chalk (specifically your team’s color), and a dry sidewalk, driveway or street. 

GO! 

Create the best scenes, pictures, anything relating to your team/color. 

BALLOON TOSS RELAY (Activity 6)

 Get Ready:

  • 4-5 balloons per person to do 4-5 rounds (Ziplock Bags may work as well – just fill them completely up)

Get Set: 

  1. Divide all players into groups of two and give each pair a balloon.
  2. Players should line up in two lines, with partners facing each other about three feet apart to start.

GO! 

Each player holding a balloon gently tosses it to their partner. If the other player catches it successfully, the partners each take another step backwards. If the balloon breaks, it’s game over. If the balloon hits the ground, but doesn’t pop, the pair is still in the game.