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NAME OF ACTIVITY: Streets and Alleys
GRADE LEVEL: K-6
HIGHLIGHTS: Chasing, fleeing, following verbal commands
This is a game I use when I am confined to a small space such as a
You may also select one person to be the caller, however, I usually will do the calling myself. Anyway, have the cat and the mouse start at opposite ends of the playing area. On the signal, the cat will attempt to catch the mouse (Power walking in small spaces). The cat and mouse can only travel on the open streets or alleys, they may not go through, under or over joined hands. While the cat is trying to catch the mouse, the signal caller will call out changes from streets to alleys, or alleys to streets. This helps keep everyone involved in the game, changes the playing field, and can give either the cat or the mouse an advantage or disadvantage. When the mouse is caught, switch cat and mouse, or have the cat become the mouse and bring in a new cat.
HELPFUL HINTS: This game can be adapted to several kinds of tag games, especially if the studentsa are having trouble controlling their power walk. If they (the cat and mouse) have trouble controlling their walk you could have them balance something on their head or hands. (ex. erasers, coin, foam patties etc.)