Ice Age

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-Objective:

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For four ice-makers to freeze all the players.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Dodge

    • Run​

  • Manipulative Send

    • Throw​

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Catch​

-Equipment List:

  • Four half-length pool noodles

  • Two balls

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Players are in a scattered position in the playing area.

  • Four ice-makers hold a pool noodle.

  • Two other players hold a ball.

-Instructions:

  • On the signal to begin the ice-makers tag other players. When players are tagged, they hold one hand up pointing to the sky--they are icicles.

  • Players holding the ball cannot move but can throw the "thawing" balls to icicles to thaw them out.

  • If a player holding a ball gets tagged that ball is out of play.

  • When both players holding the ball are tagged the Ice Age has happened and the game ends.

  • Play again :)

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

    • How can taggers increase their success in tagging everyone--especially the ball carriers?

    • What strategies can the non-ice-makers use to decrease the ice age from happening?

  • Variation: Use different locomotor options (Gallop, jump, skip, heel-toe...) 

  • Thanks to Kat Cox at NYShape 2019.

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

     JOHNBYL50@gmail.com

     (905) 923-0938

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