I'm guessing quite a number of you FUN Followers know the activity Key Punch (Quicksilver, Rohnke & Butler). Here's an interesting variation I learned from my friend Taylor.
The timed objective (as most of you know) is to have each number inside a rope circle touched in sequence - starting with #1 going to the highest number - getting this done in the least amount of time. Here are some basic rules:
With this VEN (Diagram) variation, the numbers in the overlapping section of the two circles are shared by both circles. Following Rule #2 the players working each circle (if you divide your whole group in half), need to coordinate the touches of the shared numbers so that two people are not in either circle at the same time. Because, as you know, if any of the rules are violated the activity stops and the group must begin a new.
Since there are lots of variations for this one, I'll let you fill in the rest. Let me know how this set-up plays for you. Leave me a comment below.
All the best,
Chris Cavert, Ed.D.
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Dr. Chris Cavert is an internationally known author, speaker, and trainer in the area of adventure-based activity programming and its relation to community and pro-social behavior development.
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