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Get Active: Sharks & Minnows

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

One child starts out as the shark and all others are minnows (If the group is large start out with two sharks). Minnows stand in a straight line at one side of the field–facing the shark that is in the centre of the play area. The shark shouts, “Minnows swim to me!” All the minnows run to the other side of the field. If they reach the other side they are safe. If they are tagged they also become a “shark” or “sea weed”. The game continues with the lead shark saying, “Minnows swim to me” and the minnows try to get to the other side…

There are two versions to the game at this point…

Once tagged the minnows (who are now sharks) also help run and tag the remaining players. The lead shark is always the caller. The last ‘safe minnow’ becomes the new leader shark.

Once tagged the minnows sit down and become sea weed. The sea weed reaches out as the minnow run/swim by and if tagged–also sit and become sea weed. The last untagged minnow is the new shark.

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