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The walking ladder

Time: approx. 15 - 20 min. or longer
Recommended age: from 12
Size of group: from 6-8 teammates ideal
Time for preparation: 5-10 minutes
Material: Ladder with suitable rungs, to keep 4 strong ropes

Game description

The walking ladder is truly a skills game for daredevils. Before the game can begin, the ladder has to be fixed with four ropes at the top end. This is done by four kids, each holding on to one rope to keep the ladder on the ground. Now a fifth kid can stand on the vertical ladder and, with skilful movements walks the ladder forward, one step at the time. The objective for the four players on the ground is to make sure that the ladder remains vertical at all times and cannot tilt. If there are brave enough, you could also make a Walking Ladder competition. The objective would be, to cover a certain trek as quickly as possible. For safety reasons make sure there are always foam mats placed all around the ladder.


A rating is not provided; the objective is the coordination of the group.

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