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NAME OF ACTIVITY: Mine Field
GRADE LEVEL: Any
EQUIPMENT: Ideally, a large number of tennis balls (300-500), however, you can make a smaller area with a lot less objects. Also, you can use virtually any type of object; bean bags, swim noodles, etc. 1 blind fold for every 2 players that will be playing at a time.
HIGHLIGHTS: Following verbal directions and cues, trust, balance, cooperation
Scatter the tennis balls or other items about the playing area.
Players will work with a partner for this activity. One partner will
be blindfolded, and the other will be sighted. The blindfolded
partner will start at one end of the minefield, and he sighted partner
will be on the sidelines. The object of the game is for the sighted
partner to talk his blindfolded partner through the minefield, without
touching any objects. This game can be set up to be a station
activity for 2-4 players, or it can be set-up for a large scaled class
version. Following are some ideas on variation to this activity.
HELPFUL HINTS: Stress the importance of
safety. Use common sense if using tennis balls, as you do not want
students to step on a ball while running or jogging. Personally, I
recommend keeping feet low and weight back if you are using balls of any