A video of 4th graders playing a game called Hoop Hop Showdown has gone viral in recent days amassing over 8 million views. What a great twist on the game of rock, paper, scissors. I couldn’t find the rules anywhere online so here they are.

Set up a game board using multiple hula hoops. This should zig zag across your meeting space.

Split your group into two teams – with teams at either ends of the hula hoop playing board lined up one behind another.

On the first whistle the first member of each team hop from hula hoop to hula hoop until they meet somewhere on the game board.

They play a round of rock paper scissors until someone wins.  The winner keeps advancing on the gameboard and the loser goes to the back of their team line. Meanwhile the second player in the losing team becomes active and hops onto to the hula hoop play area until they meet the first player from the other team where to play anouther round of rock, paper, scissors.

The aim of the game is to reach the last hoop on the gameboard which scores your team one point. The game can be played for a certain perod of time and the team with the most points is the winner.

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