Activity – 7th Grade – Ruby

Jump In, Jump Out

Procedure

  1. Have everyone stand in a circle and hold hands.
  2. Explain to the group there are four things they will have to do:
    1. Jump in – everyone takes a jump forward, while holding hands
    2. Jump out – everyone takes a jump backward, while holding hands
    3. Jump right – everyone takes a jump to the right, while holding hands
    4. Jump left – everyone takes a jump to the left, while holding hands
  3. Next, tell them in the first round they will repeat what you say and do what you say. So if you say “jump in” – everyone says “jump in” while they all jump in. Give them a minute of this round while you yell directions.
  4. Move on to round two. Explain to students that now they must do what you say but say the opposite. So if you say “jump in” – everyone says “jump out” while they all jump in. Give them a couple minutes of this round while you yell directions.
  5. Move on to the third round. Explain to students that now they must say what you say but do the opposite. So if you say “jump in” – everyone will say “jump in” while they all jump out. Give them a couple minutes of this round while you yell directions.

Discussion Questions

  • What was an adversity you found in this activity?
  • How were you resilient?
  • What other foundations did you use?

20 minutes


Materials

  • None