What to do
Give the group a ball or balloon and try to get them to work as a team to see how many hits they can make before the ball hits the ground. If your group is very successful, you could try introducing more balls or balloons.
To tie this in with the theme of systems, you could introduce ‘rules’ – only one at a time. Some could be friendly (you are allowed one bounce) and some could be unfriendly (only use your left hand). Children could take it in turns to be the rule makers.
This could then lead into a more generalised discussion about the usefulness or otherwise of rules.
- Are rules sometimes annoying?
- Are rules sometimes useful?
- Why do we make rules?
- Is it better when everyone can just do what they want?