Take part in a game which shows team work (Tree, Rock, River, Bridge)
Supported by GGNZ Programme Team
To teach the Ladybirds the importance of team work to complete a game. This game is called “Tree, Rock, River, Bridge”.
• Divide the Ladybirds into groups of 4 and explain how the game is played. They need to figure out between them who is going to be the tree, rock etc. Some of the smaller Ladybirds may be better being the rock as the rock will need to be jumped over!
• See can the Ladybirds work out who should be each part. A rock, river, bridge or tree? Which one will they be?
• To play, get into teams of 4
• The first person in line runs 1m and stands with her arms in the air. She is the tree
• The second person in line runs around the tree, runs 1m and curls up on the floor. She is the rock
• The third person in line runs around the tree, jumps over the rock, runs 1m and lies face down on the floor. She is the river
• The fourth person runs around the tree, jumps over the rock and the river, runs 1m and stands with her legs apart. She is the bridge
• The first person who was the tree, then jumps over the rock and the river and under the bridge and stands with her arms in the air
The first team to have their tree standing straight for the second time is the winner.
Why was it important to decide who should play each part. Did they think about this before playing the game?