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Geometric Shapes Gathered from a Square

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-Objective:

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Be the first team to complete a geometric puzzle with 8 geometric pieces.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run​

-Equipment List:

  • Four sets of Geometric Shapes

  • Four PolySpots

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Place 4 PolySpots in four corners (like a baseball diamond—increasing the distance between these PolySpots increases the activity level and time it takes to complete the game, decreasing the distance decreases the activity level and time it takes to complete the game).

  • Assign one PolySpot as the Barn (Home base).

  • All players begin at the same corner in teams of 3-6 players (the more players per team the quicker the game goes, the fewer players per team the longer the game goes).

  • Assign one player from each team as the Puzzle Maker and they are each positioned near the begin spot.

-Instructions:

  • On the leader’s signal to begin, players pair up with players from other teams and play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors (Rock (fist) smashes Scissors (two fingers in scissors shape), Scissors cuts Paper (flat hand), and Paper covers Rock).

  • The player that wins then runs to the corner on the right (like first base in baseball). The player that does not win stays at the beginning and challenges another player.

  • The player at the first corner plays someone else at that corner. If a player wins at the first corner that player runs to the second corner (base) and the player that does not win goes back to the beginning.

  • Players at the second corner play someone there (preferably someone from another team) and the winner then goes to the third corner, and the one that does not win returns to the first corner.

  • Players at the third corner play someone there (preferably someone from another team) and the winner then goes to the beginning, and the one that does not win returns to the second corner.

  • The players that go to the beginning pick up a Geometric Shape on the way to the beginning. The spot selected is determined in consultation with the Puzzle Maker.

  • Players give their Geometric Shape to the Puzzle Maker and then resume play at the beginning.

  • The team that completes the 8-piece puzzle is the winner.

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variations

    • Increasing the number of teammates increase the speed the game is completed; decreasing the number of teammates increases the time it takes to complete the game.

    • Give each Puzzle Maker a copy of the final Puzzle if making it without a picture is too difficult.

  • Questions for Understanding/Debriefing

    • What helped each team speed up selection of the appropriate pieces?