People Are Playing “The Floor Is Lava” On Instagram

Kids have been playing “the floor is lava” for decades before social media ever hit the scene. Now two teens have revived it for the digital media era.

Friends Kevin and Jahannah have filmed themselves playing the game for awhile, and they released a compilation of their best hits. The challenge took off from there.

The challenge is set up like this: Someone calls out “the floor is lava!” and you’ve got 5 seconds to get your feet off the floor. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you have to do, just don’t let your feet hit the ground. People are recording their own #lavachallenge videos across Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, and here are some of the best so far:

Here some teens combine two challenges, the mannequin and lava:

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Utilizing your mom in the game:

Making a soft landing:

When it interferes with work:

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No workout is safe:

Let’s see your take on the #LavaChallenge. Show us your best melting floor escape in the comments below.