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Octopus and Seaweed

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For players not to get tagged by an Octopus or seaweed

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

  • Dodge

  • Run

-Equipment List:

  • One or two half-length pool noodles per player.


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Establish a start line and an endline that is sufficiently far from any walls so players that are running have time to stop.

  • All players but one stand behind the start line.

  • One player (octopus) stands in the middle holding one or two pool noodles.


  • When the Octopus says go, the players run to the end line while the Octopus tries to tag as many players as possible with the pool noodles.

  • Players tagged get one or two pool noodles and sit near the place they were tagged.

  • Players safely crossing the end line wait for the Octopus to say go and then they attempt to return to the original start line without getting tagged by the Octopus or the seaweed....

-Questions & Notes:

  • What are some of the best tactics to avoid getting tagged?

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