Pajaggle

 

Pajaggle Stacks

  • Hold up a Pajaggle (large foam puzzle piece) and show the students that the outside piece is the ring. Click Pajaggle for more information.
  • The inside piece is the insert. If there is a still smaller insert, this is called a mini insert.
  • Note: Use your hand only whenever you are removing an insert from a ring.

Activity: Team Pajaggle

  • Distribute a class set of Pajaggles (Large foam puzzle pieces) at one end of the gym.
  • Separate the rings and the inserts.
  • Relay: Line up the classes in four equal lines at the opposite end.
  • First person on each team gets ready to run.

Guidelines:

  • On theĀ  teacher’s signal, students run to the end of the gym and pick up one ring.
  • They run back to their line and give a high five to the next person in line.
  • The second person in line will pick up an insert that they think matches the ring.
  • If it fits, the next person in line runs down and gets a new ring.
  • If the insert does not fit, the next person in line returns the insert and tries to find another one that fits.
  • This continues all of the pieces are gone.

Game: Chasers and Puzzlers (This event is timed)

Setup and Equipment

  • The class is divided in half.
  • One half of the class are the chasers and the other half is the puzzlers.
  • The puzzlers sit around the center circle in the gym.
  • The pajaggles are set up at one end of the gym with the inserts taken out.
  • The chasers line up their relay teams, so they can easily pass beside the puzzlers in the center of the gym.

Guidelines:

  • On teacher’s signal, the chasers run one at a time to pick up one piece at a time and hand it off to the puzzlers.
  • The puzzlers will begin to put the pajaggles together in one giant puzzle.
  • Chasers continue running until all of the pieces are in the center of the gym.
  • Puzzlers continue until the giant puzzle is put together.
  • The teacher stops the time when everyone is sitting down and the puzzle is completed.
  • For a Challenge: Classes may compete against each other, to see who has the lowest score

 

Go to the Pajaggle Website for more information.

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