Animal Athletes: Jump the Stream

Ages: 5 and up
Location: Outside

All the players are foxes and have wonderful leaping abilities. In this game, the foxes must jump over a stream that gets wider and wider.

  1. Lay two ropes, such as jump ropes, straight on the ground parallel to one another about one foot apart. The ropes represent the banks of a stream that the fox must leap over.
  2. Once all the foxes have had a chance to jump the stream, increase the width of the stream by further separating the ropes. Then, all the foxes try to jump over the wider stream.
  3. If a fox does not make it to the opposite bank or touches one of the ropes when he jumps, he is out of the game.
  4. The fox that jumps the widest stream is the winner.

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