Rubber Chicken Traverse

Grade level: 4-12

 Equipment:  Rubber Chickens


Objective: To figure out how to get the rubber chicken from one end of the wall to the other.

Description: Have everyone start on the left side of the wall.  Explain that the objective of the activity is to get the rubber chicken across the wall.  The basic rules are:  The rubber chicken cannot touch the floor.  The chicken cannot be dropped.  Whoever has the chicken in their possession cannot move on the wall.  Each person must have possession of the chicken at least one time.  No student can touch the floor at any time

Variation:  No throwing of the chicken.  By adding this rule it prevents one person from chucking the chicken half way down the wall, the chicken must be passed from one person to the next.

Variation:  Split the class into two teams and have them traverse the wall going opposite ways.  This increases the difficulty as they have to maneuver around each other and remember which chicken is theirs!

Rules/Safety/Accommodations: Students should follow basic climbing wall rules.

Facilitation/Reflection Questions:

  1. What was your biggest challenge in this activity?
  2. What strategies did your team come up with?
  3. What was your favorite part of this activity?


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