Let’s Pray Croquet! is a Faith Formation summer lawn game. This is not your average game of Croquet. It’s a mix of plastic bouncy balls, prayerful wickets, and traditional mallets. That’s all you need!
How to play:
1: Read these instructions! (See downloadables below)
2: Each person should choose one ball and one mallet. The starting order is from youngest to oldest.
3: Scout out the figure eight pattern of the wickets so you know where you are going. There are 8 wickets with prayers on them. Note: The best way to hit the ball is to swing mallet in between legs towards ball. This way it will go straight.
4: The first player places their ball at the beginning of the first wicket and hits the ball
5: If the ball makes it successfully through the wicket, then that person does the prayer activity. Then, the next person goes, and so on. Here is a sample prayer:
6: Ball must move to the next wicket by hitting it successfully. The ball can only move by mallet hits. No one can pick up and move a ball. If the ball does not successfully make it through the wicket, the person must wait to do the prayer activity.
7: If the next person hits another person’s ball through the wicket, that does not count. Each person must successfully get their ball through each wicket and do each prayer.
8: If the ball of one hits the ball of another, that player gets an extra shot.
9: Proceed through all 8 wickets and prayer activities. Whoever finishes first, wins!
10: You can play either day or night!
Special thanks to Dan Brown, wicket specialist and to the Jacobson family for modeling the game.