Divide your group into two teams with an even number of students/leaders. Each team should stand in a straight line next to their own teammates, and facing the other team, which should be standing about 8 feet away. This is your gauntlet.
Now, one member of each team, from opposite ends of the gauntlet, will stand at their end of the gauntlet. When the Leader says go, these two must maintain eye contact and walk towards each others ends. When they meet halfway in the middle, they must look directly ahead and keep going to the end.
In the meantime, the players forming the gauntlet do anything and everything to make the opposing challenger laugh, smile, or break eye contact. Touching the challengers is forbidden, but almost anything else goes.
If a challenger successfully makes it through the gauntlet, they rejoin their team at the end of the line. If they lose eye contact, smile, or laugh, they join the opposing teams line.
The game is over when one team has been eliminated.
This game can serve two great purposes: 1) Helps get jokes, funny faces, all that fun distracting stuff out of the way in an appropriate manner before a lesson, and 2) can be used to set up a talk on Self Control.