To demonstrate the impact the first 18 years has on the remainder of a person’s life,
ClassroomProducts.com has developed the concept of “The Living Rope”.
Children and young adults have trouble seeing the whole picture. They don’t realize how much
life remains after High School, and how the decisions they make now affect more than 75% of
To make a living rope you will need a 100 ft. rope. Simply color (wrap with colored tape, etc.)
the first 18 feet, and you have your “Living Rope”. A 100 ft. rope gives the best impact, but
you can use a 50 ft. rope, coloring the first 9 ft. A 25 ft. rope, coloring the first 4 ˝ ft. A 10’
rope, coloring the first 21 1/2 inches.
The colored portion represents the first 18 years of life. The remaining rope shows how much
Explain to your students . . .
Making good grades now, could provide you with a built-in swimming pool 30 feet down the
rope. Now they have 70 feet to enjoy it!
Developing a good work ethic and student character could get you your first $1,000,000 half
way down the rope. You have 50 feet left to spend that Million!
Good exercise habits your first 18 feet will make you look your best, allowing you to marry a
supermodel at 25. That gives you 75 feet to show them off!
Becoming better learners with great values, pride, and integrity will allow your students to
better enjoy the rest of their long life.
The first 18 feet are so important, yet such a small part of the entire rope.