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NAME OF THE ACTIVITY: Hunker
Hawser (Coiled Cobra)
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Two
small platforms ( 2x2 ), old car tires work well, as do carpet squares,
etc. one rope ( 10-15 feet long)
Developing upper body strength, 1-1 competition, balance, strategy.
Space platforms approximately 6-10 feet apart, and place a rope
between them. Assign one
player to each platform. Each
player will now grab an end of the rope, and assume a hunkered or squatted
position. The remaining slack
in the rope will lie between the players.
On the given signal players may begin to take up the slack and
attempt to unbalance the opposing player from the platform. Competition continues until a player falls (touches the
ground with any body) from the platform.
The winning player will stay and a new challenger will take the
HELPFUL HINTS: This
game was designed to be used with small (small enough so a player could
not move their feet without becoming unbalanced) elevated platforms.
However, I have yet to come up with a decent elevated platform, so I use