Rock, Paper, Scissors Relay
Large Group (10 and up)
Under 10 minutes
To develop listening skills.
Before You Start
- Divide into two groups; each group in a single file line.
- Each line of players starts at the ends of the “U”.
- Review how to play Rock Paper Scissors (also called Ro Sham Bo).
- Make sure everyone know where to go when they win and when they don’t in Ro Sham Bo.
Set out a semi circle (U shaped) path using cones or other markers. You can also use half of a basketball court.
How to Play
- The goal of the game is for a player from one line to make it to the start of the opposite team’s line.
- The game begins on a signal from the leader.
- The first players in each line begin walking (or skipping, hopping or running) on the path towards each other.
- When the first two players from opposite teams encounter each other on the path, they stop and Ro Sham Bo until one player wins.
- The winner continues walking on the path in the same direction, while the other side allows their next player to start walking on the path.
- Again when the players encounter each other, they do Ro Sham Bo until one player wins.
- The game continues until one player makes it all the way to the other side. Then that player rejoins her/his line and two new players begin.
- Make the path longer or shorter.
- Play in a straight line instead of a U.
- Add obstacles to the path.
- Tally scores by giving a point to the team whose player makes it from one side to the other.
- Give players a category to name one thing from as they meet in the middle. For example, each side has to yell out the name of a fruit or a vegetable, a natural environment, a State, etc. before they Ro Sham Bo. This variation is great for teachers who want to reinforce class learning in an active way.