This is a very silly activity involving some people falling over and others laughing at people falling over, or not trying to not to fall over.
It could also be a good way to introduce some basic maths into the class and even and understanding of the ageing process.
First though, the rules.
- Students work in pairs.
- One student times the second student with a stop watch (all smartphones have one)
- The second student balances on one leg and closes their eyes.
- When they fall over, grab for support or open their eyes, their attempt finished and the first student records and announces the time.Swap over.
What’s your balance-based Bio-Age?
Balance Time Balance-Based Bio-Age
Source: Balancing Biological Age
I also used it for a second session in the same class for two of the late comers. I made them balance on one leg with their eyes closed in front of the class. This was greeted with much amusement.
Overall I would rate this as a great success. It’s physical, it’s fun and there is even a bit of learning in it. Suitable for all ages, though for really young children I would not worry them about age aspect.