Try this activity to encourage teamwork and problem solving with students.
To work together as a team transporting water to fill a bucket with holes in it, and ultimately Save the Goldfish! This activity encourages teamwork and problem solving.
With this activity the group should all be working together. Those not running serve as spotters and encouragers.
Provide each team with a bucket with toy fish in it. Explain that the fishbowl has sprung a leak and the fish will die unless you are able to transport enough water to fill the fishbowl — restoring enough oxygen for the fish to survive. Water can be transported in a variety of ways. One example would be to deliver it from one end of the course to the other using a sponge or water gun. Number 10 cans may be used for buckets, but a handle of some type will be needed. Putting a time limit on the game will add to the suspense.
Setting up the Game.
Nearly any area may be used for an Save the Goldfish. Adjust the types of challenges to include the group’s strength and capabilities. Plan the sequence so that a physically difficult initiative is followed by a less strenuous one. The following are examples of activities which might be included in the run.
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