Name/Title: Mine Field

Purpose of Event: To have students experience the loss of their sight and to develop feelings for those less fortunate than them.

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials Needed: Blind folds for each student, hockey sticks, yarn balls, poly circles, bean bags, frisbees, hula hoops, etc.

Description of Idea

Scatter the equipment all over the floor from one end of the activity area to the other. Have the students work in pairs. One partner is wears a blind fold while the other works as a guide to instruct their partner across the mine field. The instructing partner is not to touch their partner at any time. Once they cross the mine field (i.e., activity area) they switch places. If they touch a mine at any time they are to switch places but they go back to the beginning. Make harder or easier by adding or subtracting equipment.

Submitted by Meredith  Ervin who teaches at Granville Elementary School in Granville , OH . Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/16/2001.
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