Ants on a Log

  1. Cooperative Games
  • Grades 1-2

  • None

Development Goal

To develop strategic thinking and cooperation.

Before You Start

  • Have everyone stand on a line.
  • Number the players from one to ten (or depending on how many are playing).

Set Up

Identify a line on the ground to play on.

How to Play

  • Once everyone in line in specific order, the object of the game is to get the whole group to switch positions on the line without falling off the line.
  • If the first player is on the left end of the line, he or she should end up on the right end of the line.
  • The order of the players should remain exactly how it was before, only in reverse.


  • Split the players into two groups. They should be standing on the line facing the other group. 
  • The object is to have the two groups switch places while staying in the same order.
  • Vary the width of the line with a wider line being easier or vary the distance of the playing area from the ground to add a challenge.