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Topple Tube Number Sequence

Titre 1


Titre 1

Teams of three players try to find a set of numbers in order of lowest to highest.

-Aptitudes motrices fondamentales:

  • Locomotor

    • Run​

-Liste d'équipement:

  • A set of Topple Tubes (24)


-Lien d'équipement:

-Mise en place:

  • Number your Topple Tubes on the yellow ends 1-24 (be sure to underline 6 and 9 and 12 and  21).

  • Place the topple tubes in a grid pattern with sufficient space between so players can walk/run between the columns and rows.

  • Place six spots or cones at least four paces from any of the ends of the grid.

  • If you have 24 players place teams of three players behind each cone/spot.

  • If you have more players add more players to each team.

  • Assign each team a set of 4 numbers (1-4, 5-8, 9-12....).


  • Instruct the teams that they must find their numbers and they have to collect them in order. For example team 9-14 must first bring back 9, then 10, then 11, and then 12.

  • On the leader's signal to begin the first players from each team run to the grid, flip a topple tube in their hand to see the number underneath.

  • If the number is not one from their team's set they place the tube back on it's place with the number down.

  • If the number is not the first number, or the next needed number, the tube is placed number down in the spot it was retrieved from, and team members are  informed which number it is and where it is located.

  • If the number is the next needed number the topple tube is placed number up by their spot/cone.

  • Whatever happens after the player finishes looking at a tube, that players tags the next teammate who then runs to flip the next tube.

  • First team to collect their tubes in numerical order wins.

-Questions et notes:

  • Questions for understanding:

    • What teamwork skills are helpful in succeeding at this task most efficiently?

  • Variation: Use paper plates numbered at one side instead of the Topple Tubes.

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