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Spider’s Web

Description: A web created generally from ropes or bungee cords suspended between two trees or poles. A group of people will attempt to move from one side of the web to the other by passing one another or moving through the web on their own.

Examples of Inclusive Options:

  • Traditionally this activity is set up with the rule that the group cannot touch the web. Why does this need to be a rule? By allowing the group to touch the web it can become more universal. This approach allows all people regardless of shape‚ size‚ or ability pass through.

  • By increasing the size of the holes‚ people of all body types can access the web with more ease.

  • Have the web extend all the way to the ground. This allows for someone to crawl or scoot through the bottom holes. A mat can also be placed on the ground to provide less abrasive movements. (Rohnke‚ Wall‚ Tait‚ and Rogers‚ 2003

  • Have the group build their own web as part of the initiative. You can then allow them to decide the size of the openings and take into account everyone’s comfort levels. (Rohnke‚ Wall‚ Tait‚ and Rogers‚ 2003)

 

This photo shows a group of participants as they hold a teammate up in the air as they attempt to pass her through an opening in a spider’s web.
A team works together to pass a teammate through an opening in the spider’s web. (Photo by Bradford Woods.)

This photo shows a group of participants as they hold a teammate up in the air as they attempt to pass her through an opening in a spider’s web from another angle.
A team works together to pass a teammate through an opening in the spider’s web. (Photo by Bradford Woods.)

This photo shows two girls as they provide support to their teammate as she holds onto their arms while she steps through an opening in the spider’s web.
Participant’s help their teammate step through an opening in the spider’s web. (Photo by Bradford Woods.)

This photo shows a woman using her hands to spread an opening in the spider’s web to make it wide enough to step through without assistance from teammates.
A participant spreads the opening of the spider’s web so they can step through to the other side. (Photo by Bradford Woods.)

    In this photo‚ a woman steps through an opening in a spider’s web that is placed between two rock columns.
    A woman steps through an opening in the spider’s web. (Photo by Bradford Woods.)

    This photo shows a rubber mat that has been placed on the ground under the spider’s web to help protect participants who need or desire to pass through the lower openings of the web.  A participant is lying on the mat.
    A participant lies on a rubber mat before going through the spider’s web. (Photo by Bradford Woods.)

    This photo shows a man crawling through the bottom opening of the spider’s web.  A rubber mat has been placed on the ground under the spider’s web to help protect the participant as he crawls through the opening.
    A participant crawls through an opening in the spider’s web. (Photo by Bradford Woods.)


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