Time: 45 – 55 minutes
Instruction: Small groups of four
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1. Circle up the group, and review with students what makes a good obstacle course.
2. Discuss with students what it means to have confidence as a group and how making good choices is important for the group.
3. Read the following Activity Challenge Box to the group.
Challenge: Navigate all obstacle courses that classmates create.
4. Tell students that each obstacle course must include elements for jumping, running and crawling to be complete. For example, high-low levels, curves, tunnels, etc.
5. Answer any questions students may have prior to continuing.
6. Group students into small groups of four.
7. Inform students that they have 30 minutes to create their courses.
8. When the courses are completed, students are to complete their own course. Using the stopwatch, groups should time themselves.
9. Once their own course is completed, have the groups trade with other groups until they have experienced all the courses and timed each other.
10. After the activity, move to the “Activity Discussion and Processing” section of the activity.
1. Changing the activity.
Have the students attempt the course backward from the finish to the start.
2. Increase the course.
Have two groups combine their courses to create a larger, more demanding course.
3. Increase the difficulty.
With the help of a partner, have students use listening and communication to work through the course blindfolded.