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In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
The game, Rocks vs. Water, invites participants to physically explore the concept of water power. "Water" players must use flexibility, creativity, and persistence to overcome obstacles as they try to cross the room, past the "Rock" players, without being tagged by a Rock.
Form two groups and have the Water players line up on one side of the playing area. Place pillows or mats for the Rock players, across the playing area with no more than 8 feet in between. Instruct the Rock players to sit on a pillow or mat. Tell them they may move their limbs to tag a Water player, but they may not get up from their location. Invite the Water players to try to cross the room without being tagged.
As you play the game, adjust the number of Rock players or the distance between them to create a situation in which it is challenging but not impossible for Water players to get past. When all Water players have managed to get past the Rocks, reverse roles.
After the game, reflect on the experience with questions such as:
When you form groups, make sure you assign children with limited mobility to play the game as Rocks.
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Last updated on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
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