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NAME OF ACTIVITY: Spider Tag
GRADE LEVEL: Any
EQUIPMENT: 1-3 foam noodles (depending on number of teams) foam noodle
HIGHLIGHTS: Cooperation, Teamwork, Dodging and Evading
Divide the class into teams of 3. To build a spider, the three
players forming a team will interlock elbows while standing back to
back. Now personally, at this point I will allow my students a short
time to practice moving together. Once I see they are able to move,
I will begin the game. Select 1 or 2 teams to be the "its"
and give the "its" 1 noodle (I use 1/2 noodles) per team.
On the signal, the spiders who are "it" will attempt to tag
another spider with the noodle (below the shoulders). Upon, tagging
another spider, they will give the noodle to the tagged spider and
leave. The tagged spider must give the noodle to any one of their
players, spin around 3 times, then they may chase after any other
spider. Following are the basic rules to the game:
HELPFUL HINTS: I vary the number of "its" in this game. If you have too few "its", there is not enough action to keep all the spiders busy. Adjust the number of "its" as necesary.