ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TUG OF WAR By Taryn Maggie and Anna
HISTORY Tug of war originated in ancient Egypt and was used by the military commander of the State of Chu to train warriors during the Tang Dynasty. They used ropes up to 167 metres, with shorter ropes attached and more than 500 people on each end of the rope. Each side also had its own team of drummers to encourage the participants. It also originates from ancient ceremonies and rituals. Evidence of early tug of war is found in countries like Egypt, India, Myanmar and New Guinea.
HOW TO PLAY Two teams grab on to each others hands and their hands start on the center mark then each team tries to pull the other team over the mark
RULES Nobody is allowed to put their hands on the ground. You can not wear spiked shoes. Your hands start on the center line
HOW WE ADAPTED IT We did not really have to adapt it for school because it is a game that could be played at almost every occasion. The only way we adapted it was instead of drawing a line on the ground we are going to use cones instead.