Chasing Numbers is combines the floor is lava with basic math skills and teamwork!
Classic floor is lava, with a fun add-on.
Space with different obstacles and routes between the obstacles, indoors or outdoors work.
Within the course there are sheets of paper with the number 2-12 written on them, taped to the walls or sides of objects. (Sheets can be laminated for more durability and re-use).
Numbers can be placed in easy to reach spots, or more challenging ones, or even hidden, depending on your groups abilities.
Paper & Pens
Obstacles (or a space with obstacles)
Players are not allowed to touch the ground while navigating through the environment.
The group forms teams of up to four players.
Each group gets two normal dice and positions itself on one of the obstacles, not touching the ground.
The team takes turns in throwing the two the dice. A total number between 2-12 will show up.
The number is the next destination for the group.
Every group member has to touch the sheet before the next dice roll follows, and so on.
Groups need to work together to get all their team-mates to the next location
There can be a punishment for touching the ground (push-ups, squats…).
When players collect “x” number of points.
- The teams have to add up their number until they reach (100,200…500 points). Everytime they touch the ground while on their way to the next number, they have to substract to amount of floor contacts from their score. If the same number is rolled twice, re-roll until you get another number.
- You could add another die and more numbers, if you have a big space.
- Having fun
- creative problem solving as group (depending on the location of the sheets)
- concentration and easy math skills (good excercise for young kids, starting to work with small numbers)
Set-up Considerations: It’s easy to place the numbers before your class starts or during a warm-up game.
From the creator, Finn: “I have played this many times indoors and outdoors with kids between 5 and 15. They really like it and have a lot of fun. You can easily play it many times with the same group by re-arranging the obstacles or changing the location of the numbers
Kids get very competitive and want to “win” by reaching the amount first. It’s important to make clear, that it’s not about winning, especially since one group might just be “luckier” with the dice.”