Ladders (Snakes and Ladders)

Get the girls to line up in a double line. Number each pair of girls off, and have the pairs face each other and sit down, legs out straight in front of them, so that their feet touch their partner's feet. Make sure there is at least 2-3 feet of space between each pair of girls. The effect of this arrangement is to create a "ladder" of girls, with their legs as the rungs. Call out pair numbers in a random order. When a pair's number is called, they must stand up, run up the "ladder" of legs to the start of the line, down the outsides of the ladder, and then back up the middle of the ladder again to their seat. You can play each half of the ladder as a team, so that whoever of the pair gets to their seat first, their team wins a point. Because this is such an active running game, it should be stressed to the girls that while people are running up and down the ladder, everyone else should keep their legs right down on the ground to avoid tripping people. This is also a game where shoes (instead of stocking feet) are a must!

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