- A fun game, using a basic biology concept of a cell
- Requires cooperation, competition and
close physical interaction. Useful as a simple activity to help a group
get comfortable with one another.
- Explain how to create an amoeba. There are 3 parts:
- a lot of protoplasm
(people who don't mind being close, gather together)
- a cell wall
(people who like to contain themselves & others, surround the protoplasm,
facing outward, linking elbows)
- a nucleus
(someone with good eyesight and the ability to keep on top of things should be
the nucleus, seated on the shoulders of some of the protoplasm)
- Once the amoeba is formed, try taking a walk through a field or around the
block. A rhythmic chant might be helpful for coordinating movements. (What sort
of sound does a one-celled creature make?)
- Finally, try a little cell division. Split into two, create a second nucleus
and have an Amoeba Race.
Approximately 15 mins.
A simple, close physical contact group cooperation activity. The
group forms the three parts of an Amoeba: protoplasm, cell wall and
nucleus. Then the group travels, splits into two amoebas, and the
amoeba have a race.