Newspaper Sumo

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Newspaper Sumo

Here's a fun, safe and easy way to get into the sumo ring. Be sure to check out our other ideas for playtime fun.

What you'll need

  • A sheet of newspaper

How to play

  1. Players: 2, plus a moderator

  2. Where to play: Pretty much anywhere

  3. Setup: Place an open sheet of newspaper on the floor.

  4. Object: To push your opponent off the paper with your rear end.

  5. How to play: Players stand on opposite edges of the newspaper with their backs to each other. The moderator asks a question ("What year were you born?" "What's the capital of Oklahoma?"). The first player to answer correctly takes a half step back. The moderator continues to ask questions until the players' heels are touching. When the moderator says "Go," the players use their rear ends to try to push their opponent off the newspaper -- without turning around or using their hands. The first player off the paper loses.

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