Activity – 8th – Harper

Magic Carpet

This activity promotes Helping Others, Problem Solving, Resiliency and Leadership.


  1. Have everyone stand on the tarp or “magic carpet.”
  2. Instruct the class to work together as a team to flip the tarp from the side it is on to upside down.
  3. Explain to students that nobody can step off the tarp at any time. If anyone steps off the taro, they have to start over.

Discussion Questions

  • What was easy? Hard?
  • How did you have to help each other?
  • What would have happened if you didn’t help each other?
  • How did problem solving play a part in helping others?

20 minutes



  • A tarp large enough for the whole class to stand on comfortably