Have everyone form a circle and join hands. Break the circle and thread a hula-hoop on someone’s arms and reconnect the circle. Without breaking hands, they must pass the hoop to the next person continuing around the circle with each player stepping into the hoop and then over his/her head and on to the next person. (Consider a hoop sized appropriately to the group.) You can create two circles and have them compete against each other or put everyone in the same circle. If you use one circle, you can time them and then challenge them to beat that time a second time around. Be sure to encourage them to help others who may struggle with this exercise. The only rule is that they cannot drop hands.
To process the activity, ask these or similar questions:
- Did you think this was going to be difficult?
- Did you find it easier than you thought?
- Were some people better at it than others?
- Did those who struggled get help?
- Did you find creative ways to help and still abide by the rules?
- Did you break a rule for someone or allow them to sit out due to an injury or disability? How did you include or accommodate them?
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