Identify each direction and then draw a wedge shape to represent them.
Put hula hoops inside the wedge.
For this activity, you will need a large open space such as a schoolyard or gymnasium and many Hula-Hoops.
Explain to the Navigators the four main points of a compass (North, South East, and West) and that the triangles you have outlined represent them. (See diagram below.)
Place the Hula-Hoops into the triangles in the COMPASS formation (The points may contain different number of Hula-Hoops.) and check that the Navigators know what each set of Hula-Hoops represents. (See Sample Layout below).
Have all the Navigators stand in the middle of the space ready to run. When the group leader calls a Compass direction out loud the Navigators must run to that Compass point and stand in one of the hula-hoops there with at least one foot inside a Hula-Hoop.
After each round a hula-hoop will be removed from the called compass point. The object of the game is to have all of the Navigators work together to reach the final hula-hoop at the end of the game with at least one foot each in the last hula-hoop.
***Add-On: You can have the participants switch directions in the middle of their path by throwing in a weather delay. Example: Call north, but then add in that there is a blizzard and now everyone needs to run south. You may also add in a twist where they must have both feet in a hula-hoop due to shark being in the water. Feel free to run wild with your imagination.
Navigator Feedback (In a group setting follow-up on what was learned?)
Ask the Navigators what they learned from this activity.
What were their favorite parts of the activity?
What would they like to have been done differently with this activity
Sportsmanship: Have the Navigators share how it felt having their team’s support during the activity.