Stealing Pumpkins From The Pumpkin Patch: PECentral

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Stealing from the Pumpkin Patch

Purpose of Activity:

Students will practice dodging, chasing, and fleeing skills in a dynamic setting.


Students should understand the strategy for dodging, chasing and fleeing and how to perform those skills safely in general space. They need to know how to use flag belts properly.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

8 hula hoops, 8 gator skin balls (preferably orange in color), cones to mark off the field, flag belts for each student. Strobe Light. 

Description of Idea

This activity is a lot like Capture the Flag and is best suited for a large gym or outside, but it can be played with smaller classes in a small gym.

Set up: Split the playing area in half and split the class into two teams, assigning one team to each side. Set up four hula hoops at the back of each side with each hoop containing a gator skin ball (pumpkin). Make another line across the playing area about 10-15 feet in front of the hoops to designate the safety zone.

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