WACKA-WACKA-WACKA! – The Ultimate Team Building Challenge – Game of the Week

Wacka-Wacka-Wacka is one of my absolute favorite team building challenges for students of all ages. It’s the perfect combination of cooperation, communication, patience, and fitness.

Set up:
  • Create groups of 4 students
  • Place stacks of six hula hoops around the perimeter of the gym (one stack per group)
  • Spread out a bunch of cones throughout the space
How to play:
  • Groups cooperatively work to build a sphere (pac man) with the six hula hoops
  • Once a sphere is built, they lift it up and attempt to transport it to a cone (ghost)
  • Groups slowly lower pac man onto a cone
  • If successful and the sphere remains intact, one person in the group chooses an exercise. Each group member completes five repetitions of the chosen exercise.
  • After five repetitions are completed, the students earn the ghost.
  • Once again they lift up pac man, and transport it to another ghost. Groups must figure out how to transport pac man while holding onto each ghost they earned.
  • If a sphere falls apart, it must be rebuilt immediately
  • How many ghosts can pac man consume throughout the round?

I have also placed exercises written on paper under each of the cones. This ensures students are working on a variety of movements.

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