- Stand in a circle.
- One person holds an object – we use a soft toy.
- The person with the object calls the name of someone else in the circle. However, it cannot be the name of the person directly either side of them.
- As they call the name, they must throw the object to the named person – a throw which should allow the other person to easily catch the object.
- The person who catches the object, continues the game by naming a new person and throwing the object to them. They cannot throw it back to the person who threw it to them.
- The next person continues. They cannot throw it back to the person who threw it to them or anyone else who has already been called. They cannot throw it to the person who began or a person next to them unless they are the only person who has not been called.
Increasing the challenge.
- Repeat the order of names as above but introduce a second throwing object 20 seconds after the first.
- Try reversing the sequence of names – throw to the person who threw it to you.
- Have a mixture of forward and reverse sequences!!!
As the project develops, the children will be experiencing and evaluating this as a community building activity, before creating content for the book.
- What are the instructions and rules for this activity?
- Why use it?
- How long does it take?
- Which attitudes and skills do you develop during this activity?
- Anything else you should note before playing?
- Creative suggestions to enhance the activity?
- Ideas for reflective questions to ask at the end of the game?