This is the second week first grade practiced working together in gym class. A simplified version of Kieve’s team building game called “Don’t Break the Ice” helped us strategize, use calm and controlled movements, and share.
Here is how we played:
- Together we made a rope circle into a “lava pond” on the floor.
- I placed 20 lizards in the pond. Their goal was to stand on the lizards without touching any lava in the pond. Everybody had to be in the pond on a lizard. Three touches into the lava from the group meant we all had to start over.
- Every time we succeeded, two lizards were taken away. Our goal was to stand on the fewest number of lizards possible.
This class got down to standing on only 7 lizards!