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NAME OF ACTIVITY: People Pyramids
GRADE LEVEL: Any
EQUIPMENT: Mats if indoors
HIGHLIGHTS: Cooperation, upper body strength
I use this as a small group activity, so my groups may be anywhere from
7-9. However, this activity will work with any number, in fact I
have had my entire class try this at the end of the period. Anyway,
Here is how I run this activity. I use this as a station when I am
doing other cooperatives/initiatives. First, I go over some safety
issues, such as:
HELPFUL HINTS: Sometimes when teams are successful at the three level pyramid, I will increase the challenge by having the pyramid try to crawl from one location to another (over mats of course). Also, as stated earlier, I may have the entire class try a three level pyramid. They really enjoy the challenge.