Materials: Hula Hoops (1 per person)
Setup: Start by scattering 1 hula hoop per person around your entire playing area. A 25’ by 25’ room is great, but this game can be played in different sized spaces.
Goal: To get everyone safely on a Lily Pad (in a hula hoop), even as Lily Pads disappear!
How to play:
Call out different ways for the group to move about the open space (e.g. walking, skipping, marching, running, chicken dance, etc.). When you call “Jump on a Lily Pad!” everyone must run to a hula hoop and jump into it. More than one player can share a hoop. After each round, you can take one (or several) hula hoop away. As you eliminate more hoops it will require your group to cooperate by sharing hoops and including others.
- Did the activity get easier or harder as Lily Pads were removed?
- What did you do to overcome that challenge?
- What does it mean to include someone? How was that important in this activity?
- Where else could we try to do a better job of including others?