Sometimes it is the simplest ideas that work the best. This one from the great resource and idea site, Youth Leader Stash is tried and tested.
As the writer says, you may already be using this method of quickly breaking up a large group into two or more teams. But it may never have occurred to many who are starting out in kids’ or youth work or have never come across it.
Using this method you will, in a few second, have divided even a huge group (Youth Leaders Stash say 75 kids and over!) into as many teams as you wish, each with the same balance of boys and girls, and a similar age ranges.