NAME OF ACTIVITY: TP Shuffle
GRADE LEVEL: 3-12
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: I use 2
4x4’s ( 1 set of trolleys), but a balance beam, or something similar
cooperation, teamwork, balance
INSTRUCTIONS: generally all
you need is a beam of sorts, originally this game was designed for a
telephone pole TP, Get it? Anyway,
since I do not have a balance beam or telephone pole, I use 2 4x4’s. I use two so that I can adjust the difficulty of the game.
As you read on you will see what I mean.
When ready, I tell the following story to
The Story – You are a group of weary travelers, you have
been walking for miles. Suddenly
you come across a huge ravine. You
have never seen such a long and deep gap in the earth. Fortunately, there is a giant redwood tree that has fallen
across the ravine. Sighing a
deep breath of relief you start you group across the wood.
However, in the middle of the trip across, you run into another
group going the opposite way. Going
backwards is not an option. To
survive, the two teams must pass each other without any players falling
into the ravine. Any touch of
the floor by any player, counts as a fall.
If 1 player falls, the entire team must start again.
Dived your group into 2 equal teams
Have each team start on the wood and facing the other team.
You may not move the wood!
Remember, if just one person touches the floor with any body part, they
have fallen and the entire group must start over!
Level one – The boards are side by side when you start.
Level two – Place the boards end to end
& Lead Up/Tag