8 - 40
5 - 99+
Inside or Outside
Five hula hoops, one in each corner and one in the middle of the playing area. 40 tennis balls- collect used balls for several months until you have the balls needed.
To teach the teams that the only way to truly win is to work together and cooperate.
This activity involves one of four hula hoops placed in each corner of the room or playing area, plus a hula hoop in the center. The center hula hoop should be filled with about twenty or so tennis balls.
Each of four groups (of any size) is assigned to a hula hoop. The task is for each group to get all of the tennis balls inside their own hoop. Give the teams five minutes to work on this task, then call time and give them the opportunity to regroup and plan another strategy before continuing the game.
Groups will slowly realize that trying to move balls from one hoop to another is futile: the only way to win is for ALL teams to win: by leaving the balls in the center hoop and then stacking their hoops on top of the central hoop. This game emphasizes the value of cooperation over competition.
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