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===Set Up===
 
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Layout a tarp on the ground and have all team members stand on it
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Layout a tarp on the ground and have all team members stand on it. The smaller the tarp the more challenging the exercise! No Tarp? Use taped together newspaper sheets - the fragile paper makes the challenge even more interesting!  Name the game "Magic Carpet" and take participants for a ride using your pre and post flight, age appropriate dialogues to meld with the learnings from the game.
  
 
===Directions===
 
===Directions===

Revision as of 12:08, 5 May 2009

Tarp Flip

Objectives

Icebreakers/Warmups | Communication | Collaboration

Group Size

Small Medium

Materials

  • Tarp
  • Ball (optional)

Set Up

Layout a tarp on the ground and have all team members stand on it. The smaller the tarp the more challenging the exercise! No Tarp? Use taped together newspaper sheets - the fragile paper makes the challenge even more interesting! Name the game "Magic Carpet" and take participants for a ride using your pre and post flight, age appropriate dialogues to meld with the learnings from the game.

Directions

While standing on top of a completely open tarp, the group must create a plan to get everyone on the opposite side of the tarp

without anyone stepping off. The size of the tarp should be defined by the number of individuals in the group.

Variation

Standing in a circle, group members begin by holding the edges of a tarp with both hands. A ball is placed in the middle of the tarp. The object is to flip the tarp so that the object rests on the opposite side of the tarp, facing up. Participants cannot let go of the tarp at any time and the object should remain on the tarp at all time.

Standing on the tarp, have group members fold it in half under them without stepping off. When they are successful, have them fold it again (and again, and again) until someone falls off.

Debrief Questions