Large climbing rope or jump rope.


  1. Everyone in the group takes turns jumping over a rope, which starts about 2 inches off the ground.
  2. The rope gets progressively higher.
  3. When more than half of the group misses at one level, the rope drops to low water and we start again.
  4. The object is to see the highest level the group can get.
  5. This activity can easily degenerate into a macho one-upsmanship without enforcing rule # 3 above. Even with that rule, it can result in separating the group into athletes and non-athletes, so make sure to use it as a fun, not so serious activity with groups that have already developed some level of acceptance.