I learned this game when I was working at the Barrier Island Environmental Education Centre in South Carolina.
Materials: 10-15 small mats (vinyl place mats or sit-upons work well); marked start and finish lines (at least 10m apart) – use 1 mat for every 2.5 players
The team has become lost in an alligator-infested swamp! In order to make it out safely, the players need to cross one final section of swamp. They must only touch the mats – not the grass – or the alligators will eat them. The entire team must cross together from one side of the swamp to the other. If anyone touches the grass, the entire team must go back to the start line and try again.
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