Sharks and Minnows on Land

To start the first game, everyone says "1-2-3 Not It!" The last one to say "not it" is the first "shark."

The "shark" starts in the middle, The "shark" says, "Come, little fishies!"  All the "minnows" run from one end of the "pool" past the "shark" to the other end.  If a minnow gets tagged it becomes a "shark."  Both "sharks" try to tag "minnows" the next time the minnows run. 

At the end of the game, whoever is the last "minnow" to be caught becomes the "shark" to start the next game.  Any "minnow" who goes outside the pool becomes a "shark" automatically, If a "minnow" doesn't run right away, "sharks" must stand on a "safe line" and must count backwards from 10 to give the "minnow" a chance to run.  Then they can cross the safe line.  (This is called the "No Babysitting Rule.")

Click on the Orca to see our QuickTime movie of us playing the game.
by "First Years" (first graders, 6 and 7 year olds)
Sophie
Paryse
Julie
Jameson
Harris
Gwyneth
Gunnar
Charlie
Ameena
Alyssa
Teacher: Nancy