Elephant Tug of War

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Try this twist on tug of war at your next birthday party. It can be done inside and involves all the guests equally.

When the Guests arrive:

Step 1:  Divide the guests into two even teams.  Try to make the teams even by size as well.  Don’t put all the taller or stronger children on one team.

Step 2:  Tell the teams to each pick one child to be the elephant.

Step 3: Make a line on the floor with a piece of tape, or chalk, or have the children stand on opposite sides of a doorway.

Step 4:  The elephants then hold hands, and try to pull each other across the line, or through the doorway. 

Step 5:  Continue until every guest has had a chance to be the elephant.

Step 6:  The team that pulled their opponents over the line or through the door the most times wins.