Activity – 7th – Philo

Tarp Squeeze

Procedure

  1. Lay the tarp on the floor and instruct the class to put both feet on the tarp.
  2. After they are all standing on the tarp, have them step off. Then fold the tarp in half.
  3. Direct the students again to put both feet on the tarp.
  4. After they are all standing on the tarp, have them all step off. Again, fold the tarp in half.
  5. Repeat this procedure until the tarp is about 3 feet square.
  6. Hopefully at this point someone will realize they do not need to be standing to get their feet on the tarp.

Discussion Questions

  • At what point did you start to realize there would be a problem?
  • What were some solutions you first thoght of to yourself?
  • How did it feel when you solved this problem?

20 minutes


 

Materials

  • 1 large tarp – big enough for the whole group to stand on