Hole Tarp


The objective of this challenge is for the team to work together to navigate a ball around a tarpaulin for as long as possible without the ball falling through a hole or off the tarp completely.

Equipment Required:  One tarpaulin with randomly cut holes and 1-3 tennis balls per group.
Space Required: Medium. Indoors or outdoors.
Group Size: 8 to 16 ideally per tarpaulin.

Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 5 minute to brief and set up
  • 20 minutes for challenge
  • 5 minutes to review and debrief

Suggested Learning Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Problem solving
  • Reviewing and reflection

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