To develop shape identification and verbal communication
Before You Start
- Review body shapes-wide, narrow, rounded, twisted, crooked, small, tall, pointed, flat and so on with the players.
- Show players how to freeze versus moving and let them practice. Have a flag or a jersey for the person who will be “it”.
- Demonstrate safe tagging:
- Light touch, like a butterfly wings, on the back or shoulder.
- Unsafe tags: hard contact that might cause the person being tagged to fall.
- Review what to do when tagged, and what to do when you go outside the boundary, being careful not to run into other players.
Set up clear boundaries for play area. For smaller groups the play area needs to be smaller.
How to Play
- Assign a player to be “it” and put the jersey or flag on them.
- players that go outside the boundaries become frozen.
- Be sure all players know who is “it”.
- Change the shape in which players must freeze as every round.
- Players can become unfrozen through a particular action by another unfrozen player, i.e. when tapped on the shoulder.
- For larger groups the leader can choose more people to be “it”.
- Vary the play area or have a time limit for “it” or “its” to freeze everyone as a challenge.