One of the central aspects of college life can be found at sports games. If your school is particularly successful in a certain sport, you will find that the pep rallies during that season are the most fun and enthusiastic of the year. Sometimes, however, sitting around and waiting for the game at tailgate or pep rally isn’t enough and you’ll need some great games to get the crowd going. Here are four great college pep rally games that will get you ready for the big game.
Relay races are a fabulous way of getting everyone involved and amped up for the game. The relay race events can include dizzy bat, potato sack race, leap frog, over under, and an egg walk, among others. To customize it to your team, try to introduce the team mascot by painting it onto the eggs or the potato sacks. The baton that gets passed on between events should be painted in school colors and the winning team might even be rewarded with front row tickets to the game.
One of the goals of a pep rally is to get everyone excited for the upcoming game. To foster school spirit, some of the most fun games to play at pep rallies are those that get everyone showing off their school colors and mascots. For example, for big games, schools will typically challenge all their students to participate in color-outs where the entire student body wears their school colors. Schools whose colors are orange and blue, for example, will have an Orange Out. When the entire home side of the bleachers is bright orange, it shows solidarity.
The prep for this game is incredibly easy and requires just a blindfold and, depending on the type of sport the pep rally is for, either a basketball or a football etc. Gather several different teams of about three players each and have them choose who will go first. Place the blindfold on the first participant and spin them around three times before placing them on the free throw line, if the pep rally was for basketball. Have them try to make a basket, or a field goal if your pep rally is for a football game. If they manage to hit the backboard they get 1 point and if they magically make it in they get three points. For a field goal, the points would be the same. After each player on every team goes, tally up the score and declare a winner.
Everyone has seen those hardcore fans on television with their entire face and body covered in their school colors. The most exciting part of this, however, is getting them to the point where they are camera-ready. Gather up water-based, washable paints which are the safest to paint on people and challenge teams to come up with the most school spirited looks possible. They may end up just covering their faces, while others will go all out and paint their school’s name across their chests. The winning team can be rewarded with stadium snacks, school apparel or other prizes, like pom poms and foam fingers.