Team Games - Exercise:
We have planned a tour of Europe. It's much too far for one kid to travel, so we have divided it into several individual trips.
Communication, team play
Journey length=Number of players in the group x 4 laps around the playing field
We’re starting off on a journey around Europe. The journey is far too long for one kid to do alone, so we’re separating it into individual legs. Now each kid has to decide, either on his or her own or with the rest of the group, what happens. Either four journeys can be done after the other by each kid, or they can have a break after the first, second or third journey. The kids can have a rest, and let the aeroplane take the stress for a while. Which way is faster – four journeys one after the other for each kid, or with an added break in the middle?
A square playing field is marked out. Divide the kids into four groups, each with a ball.
A group is positioned at each corner of a square. Each kid has to dribble four laps around the square. The kids themselves, or the groups, are allowed to decide whether to dribble all of the laps one after the other, or whether they want to give the ball to the next player after one, two or three laps. Altogether, though, each kid has to run around the square four times. Of course, the exercise also includes an element of competition. It’s a little game of communication, because the groups need to decide how they can complete the task in the fastest time.