In this simple yet exciting game, players will have heaps of fun as they put their listening skills, concentration and reflexes to the test. River Bank proves popular with all ages – and it’s a guaranteed hit at any kids party!
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The Nile holds the title for the world's longest river, stretching a massive 6,695km. Some scientists, however, argue that the Amazon River may be longer, since there's some debate of the river's source and mouth.
A long rope or ribbon
About the activity
Lay the rope (or ribbon) on the ground in a spacious area, and get all the players to line up along it. Be sure there’s enough space either side for players to safely jump over the rope.
Explain to the kids that the side of the rope where they’re stood is the “bank” and the other is the “river”. Then let the game begin!
When the game leader (this could be you or a designated person) calls the word “river”, the players must jump over the rope and “into the river”. When they call “bank” they must jump over the rope and back “onto the bank”. The game leader can call “river” or “bank” in any order, as many times as they wish!
If a player jumps “into the river” or “onto the bank” when they are not supposed to, they are out of the game. For added excitement, make it so that players are also eliminated if they take took long to jump. The last player remaining is the winner!