INCHWORM

This is a fun game but you definitely want some leaders on hand to help you. Recruit a few volunteers (2-3) to compete against each other. For every player you need two more students to be wrappers. Each player stands straight with their arms and hands to their side. Their two teammates (wrappers) are given a roll of saran wrap. The wrappers start at the shoulders and roll the player in the saran wrap from the ankles to the shoulders. During this process a leader is their to help the player keep their balance. The leader and two teammates will help lay the player on the ground. If they fall they will not have their hands to catch them. So make sure the leader is watching intently and holding on to the student.

When all players are wrapped they are are laid on the floor with their heads behind a starting line. On go they inch their way from a starting line to a finish line. The first person to cross the finish line wins. To make the game more interesting place a plate full of sliced bananas at the finish line that they must eat to win the game. Enjoy.

image adapted from creative commons (cushing library)

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2 Responses to “INCHWORM”

  1. Sarah February 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Great activity, but for those of you in Young Life – this game is on the “banned” list!

  2. chadswanzy February 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Yeah… you got to be careful with this game and have leaders lay the kid down on the ground. Don’t wrap them and let them fall. They can’t catch themselves as their arms are not free.

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