Sharks & Seals

How to Play

  • Select 4 players to be ‘sharks’ – they are ‘it.’
  • The other players are ‘seals’ and run around the gym trying not to be tagged by a ‘shark.’
  • Place 4 mats or hula hoops around the gym to represent an island. ‘Seals’ can rest on an island for 5 seconds and not be tagged.
  • If a ‘seal’ is tagged this player is taken by a ‘shark’ to the middle of the gym. Here the ‘seal’ continues to do a pre-determined physical activity to keep them active (e.g. jumping jacks).
  • A ‘free seal’ needs to save a ‘captured seal’ by going to the middle of the gym and taking the ‘captured seal’ to a designated spot in the gym. Once there, both ‘seals’ run freely trying not to become tagged.
  • Frequently rotate students being ‘sharks.’
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