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DO NOT PASS THIS UP BECAUSE YOU DO NOT HAVE A WEB!
Grades: 2 - 12
Equipment Needed: 2 standards, web material (I
use giant rubber bands from a local automotive store, I have used bungee
cords, twine, surgical tubing, and elastic). The rubber bands work
best for me, but any flexible material listed would be great.
Building the Web: I start with 2 standards (if you do not have standards see my section on making equipment) or use an area where you can tie between two supports. Personally, I use large rubber bands donated by a local auto parts store (something that gets shipped to them is held by these bands). I then Tie the bands between the standards to build an appropriate pattern. I try to make the holes age appropriate. I also leave enough space between the standards to fit a gymnastics mat. To add to the realism, I hand a spider from the web.
Instructions: Personally, I run mats down the
sides to try to create a tunnel or cave effect. I then tell a short
story to set up the game. My story, in short, is that their group
was exploring a cave. Upon returning to the exit, a spider had
sealed the exit with this web. In order to survive, the entire team
must exit through the web without disturbing the spider. If any
person disturbs the spider (moves the web), the team has met it's
demise. Here are the rules that I give the group: