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Hoops (or chalk if indoors)

Game Description

Lay out a few hoops (or draw chalk circles) , these are the islands. The area around the hoops is shark infested sea.

The children must walk around the hoops; no standing still, hanging around one hoop etc. A leader shouts 'Sharks' and all the children should take refuge in a hoop, as many as possible in each hoop. Any children caught by the shark (the leader) are out.

Leader shouts 'all clear' and the children walk around again.

Repeat, but remove some hoops so that the children really have to crowd into a few hoops.

The idea of the game is that they help each other to stay in the hoop.