Leap the Gap
Can be played as individuals or as teams (pairs etc). There are two markers (such as pairs of socks or skipping ropes) set apart on the ground. The starting distance will be determined by the age of the youngest participant but if in doubt set them half a meter apart as a starting point. Starting behind a marker, each participant has a turn at leaping over the opposite marker. Participants should gradually increase the distance between the markers to increase the distance of the leap. The game ends when none of the participants can leap the distance between the markers.
NB. To avoid competition let everyone set up their own markers and only compete against themselves.
- All ages can play, although modify the jumping for younger infants.
- Increase difficulty by adding in the balance challenges
- Increase intensity by having them rest less in between jumps and vice versa.
- Required equipment = 2 markers (eg. pairs of socks) per participant.
- May require some adjustment to suit Pre-School aged children, the elderly, pregnant women or SEND participants.