Team based activity thatincorporates running and stackingguaranteed to get the heart racing

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Equipment

  • One set of Speed Stacks for every stacker

Set Up

Divide your stackers into two teams and assign each team one half of the activity area as their side. Each stacker upstacks a designated pattern somewhere in their half of the activity area before the game begins. All stackers go to their respective baselines and wait for the race to begin.

How To Play

On the ‘go’ signal, stackers run to the opposing team’s side, downstack any set of cups, pick those cups up and run back to their side to upstack them. Stackers continue running back to the other team’s side to downstack, collect cups and bring them back to their side to upstack. The winning team is determined by the team that has the most upstacked sets in their half on the ‘stop’ signal.

Rules

  • Stackers may not touch a set of cups that another stacker is upstacking.
  • Stackers may not wait next to a stacker who is upstacking.

Variations

  • Pair stackers up and stack as Doubles teams. The stacker on the right side uses only their right hand and the stacker on the left side uses only their left hand.
  • Use a different locomotor skill.
  • Begin the game with downstacked sets of cups so stackers upstack and downstack before taking the cups to their half.
  • Perform fitness exercises (sit-ups, pushups, flexibility) when upstacking and downstacking

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