Magic carpet

Groupwork activity to encourage co-operation and creativity

Each team has to turn a mat over and stand on the other side. However, when turning the mat over, all the team members are only allowed to touch the mat, no-one can touch the ground.

How this resource relates to Shaping Characters objectives

  • Attitudes and attributes
  • Education techniques
  • Motivation and resilience

Actual outcomes

Educational objective: Ability to develop cooperation and creativity within a group
Qualities in focus: Cooperation, problem-solving, decision-making
Target group, age of the students: 6th−9th grade
Suitable for: Free-time activities during school outings (open-air school, sports courses)

Resources required

Suitable environment, mats, carpet

Time needed

20 minutes

What could have been done differently or is planned for future repeats?

Various mat sizes can be tried out. It is recommended that each team tries the activity as a dry run, and only then start competing.

Links to related resource files

Contact information

hana.maresova@upol.cz