Capture animals with Hula Hoops.
- Tape the pictures of animals on the cones and place the cones (scattered) in the center area of the gym.
- Divide the class into 4-6 teams. Each team lines up around the scattered cones, 15-20 feet from the cones.
- Each team has a 24-inch hoop to roll, and one 36-inch hoop to put their animals in (cones).
HOW WE DO IT
- The first person on each team rolls the hoop (24″) towards the cones. If it falls around one of the animals (cones), the student takes the animal back with them.
- The hoop is given to the next person in line and the cone is placed in the team’s hoop placed on the floor behind the team. If a student’s hoop does not trap an animal, he retrieves the hoop and gives it to the next person in line.
- After about 3 minutes, the teams rotate to a new “Home” (polyspot) to start another round.
Here’s the scoring system we use:
- Squirrels – 2 points
- Raccoons – 3 points
- Snakes – 4 points
- Skunks – 5 points
- Armidillos – 6 points
- Bobcats – 8 points
- Alligators – 10 points
WOW (WORDS OF WISDOM)
- When the game is over, count the points and put the cones back in the center of the gym.
- If possible, have one color hula hoop for each team, with a matching color polyspot for them to stand behind.
- Put a piece of tape or a polyspot under each cone so you know where to put the cones when starting a new game.
- Use a dry erase board to display the animal names and how many points they are worth when caught.
- Use more cones or animals; use different animals.
- The pictures may be taped to Frisbees® instead of cones.
SAMPLE ANIMAL PICTURES
The following pages contain pictures that can be used for the game. (you may copy both images and print for class use.)