On the first day back from winter break, I wanted to do at least one thing to get kids up and out of their chairs. Last year I tried this pvc marble roll game and it bombed in a few classes – a few students just stood on the sidelines and kinda seemed to relish the opportunity to sabotage the activity. 😦
All people in the team have to have one hand on at least one tube, and the marble needs to roll through all tubes. This is easy, but takes some communication and spatial awareness because the tubes are so long. This year, I made it a competition between two teams, and this worked nicely. Interestingly, in this class one of the students in the front of the room defected to the back when he thought his team was losing! But the competition was healthy, and lots of people had fun.