Group Sit and Stand

The kids have to stand in pairs with their arms linked and sit down without unlinking.

1. Begin the game by separating the group into pairs. Make sure to pair people according to size. Have the pairs stand back to back and link arms.
2. After all the pairs are in the correct position have them attempt to sit down without unlinking their arms or crashing to the floor.
3. Once pairs have managed to sit have them attempt to stand back up. As pairs complete the task, have them join together and try again in groups of four.
4. Tell participants that in groups of 3 or bigger they may stand facing inside the circle. Continue to combine the groups until eventually all the participants are sitting and standing in one large circle.

Debrief Questions:
Was it hard to sit down without unlinking arms?
Did you and your partner have to work together to sit down?
Would it be hard to do this if your partner did not work with you?
How difficult was it to stand up and down. Did it become more difficult as the circle became larger?
Was there any strategy devised as the group became larger?