Texas

Activity: Lone Star State

Equipment: 6 cones numbered 1-6, 1 baton, 1 gator ball

Formation: one person at each cone (if you have 10 or fewer in your group, use 5 cones; if you have more than 10 in your group, use 6 cones). Set the cones up as follows:

  x1    
x4     x3
  x2 x5  

The object is to run around the cones in a star shape in honor of the Lone Star State. To do this, player #1, at cone #1, has the baton and runs to cone #2 then hands off the baton to the player at cone #2. Stay at cone #2. Player #2 runs to cone #3 and hands the baton to the player at cone #3. stay at this cone Player # 3 runs to cone #4 and hands the baton to the player at cone #4. stay at this cone Player # 4 runs to cone #5 and hands the baton to the player at cone #5. stay at this cone Player # 5 runs to cone #1 and hands the baton to the player at cone #1. stay at this cone.

If you have 6 cones, then Player #5 would run to cone #6 and hand the baton to the player at cone #6. Stay at this cone. Player #6 would run to cone # 1.

This group sits down and next group tries it.

After both groups have had a turn, try it again and go faster with just a GO and the players should be able to run is star order. If the team can remember the order, take away the baton and replace it with a gator ball. The person will pass the ball to the next player and then run and go to that place.