Jump The Creek (Y Cards)

Length of Time:  5-10 minutes

Game/Activity Name: Jump the Creek

Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School

Supplies: Mats

Space Set-Up: Two mats, initially spaced close together

Game Instructions:

Two mats are parallel to each other on the floor, initially with a small space between them. Each student must jump from one mat to the other to jump the creek. After each student has jumped, the mats are spaced wider. If a player touches the ground between the mats, they have fallen in the creek and are eliminated. The game is played until one person is remaining.

Special Considerations:

To keep those who have been eliminated engaged in the activity, encourage them to help move the mats and to cheer on their peers.