Ring on a String - Giant Size Camping Activity
|This Activity is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
30-40 foot rope
hula hoop or similar circular object
1x1 foot marker for each participant - a sheet of paper works.
|Preparation:||Place the markers randomly around the play about 3 or 4 feet apart.|
Place the pile of rope in about the center of the area, within reach of at least one marker.
|Notes:||Good way to see that in a team, some of the most important jobs are not necessarily the leaders. Success relies on constant communication.|
If the group is too large, participants get bored standing on their marker waiting to be involved.
|Ask for a volunteer or select team leader. |
Everyone else takes position on a marker.
Tell everyone that they can not move their feet for the rest of the challenge.
Challenge #1: Everyone must have 2 hands on the rope and the rope can not cross over itself.
When Challenge #1 is complete, put the blindfold on the volunteer, give him the hula hoop, and guide him to one end of the rop.
Challenge #2: The hula hoop must pass from one end of the rope to the other without touching the rope or anyone standing on a marker.
How much teamwork was required?
Who was the leader?
Did leadership change through the challenge? How?
Who had the most important job?
Did the hoop carrier lead or follow?