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  • 1. Blob Tag Section 3: Tues.-Thurs. 11-12:15 Ashley Bues & Lyndsey Zellers Educational Tech. Service Project

2. The BIG Picture The concept is to establish a scrapbook of games/fun activities and pass them from their P.E. classesforward to the home and beyond. Learning Goals:

    • To increase the participants sense of personal confidence.
    • - All to increasingly view themselves as capable and competent
    • - Success/failure in a supportive group atmosphere
    • To increase mutual support within a group
    • - Anyone who conscientiously tries should be respected
    • - Success/failure less important than making an effort
    • - Use of teams, points and timed competition consciouslyminimized
    • To develop an increased level of agility and physical coordination
    • To develop an increased joy in ones physical self and in being with
    • others.

Rohnke, K. (1989). Cowstails and Cobras II:A guide to games, initiatives, ropes courses, & adventure curriculum.Dubuque, Iowa.A Project Adventure Publication in cooperation with Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. 3.

  • Blob Tag is a game of tag with a twist.The players must form teams and when one team gets tagged they must join the blob and try to catch the other teams.

Support Coordination Wellbeing Confidence

  • It is a game for 10-30 students
  • The only material needed is a safe area to run.If the area is too large you may need to use something such as a cone to form a boundary.

4. TEKS Involved:

  • Grade 3
  • (b) Knowledge and skills.
  • Movement.The student demonstrates competency in fundamental movement
  • patterns and proficiency in a few specialized movement forms. The student is expected to:
  • travel in forward, sideways, and backwards and change direction quickly
  • and safely in dynamic situations;
  • (B) demonstrate proper form and smooth transitions during combinations of fundamental
  • locomotor and body control skills such as running and jumping safely in dynamic situations;
  • (C) demonstrate mature form in jogging, running, and leaping;
  • (D) demonstrate moving in and out of a balanced position with control;
  • (E) demonstrate proper body alignment in lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling;
  • (2) Movement.The student applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and
  • development of motor skills. The student is expected to:
  • (B) know that practice, attention and effort are required to improve skills.
  • Grade 4
  • (7)Social development.The student develops positive self-management and social skills
  • needed to work independently and with others in physical activity settings. The student is
  • expected to:
  • (A)follow rules, procedures, and etiquette;
  • (D)demonstrate effective communication, consideration and respect for the feelings of
  • others during physical activities such as encourage others, allow others equal turns, and
  • invite others to participate.

5. Step #1 Get the group of children to split up into teams of two and lock arms. 6. Step #2 Pick the team that will be it or the blob. 7. Step #3 All teams start running/fast walking to avoid being caught by the blob. 8. Step #4 Only players on the ends of the blob can tag the other teams. 9. Step #5 When teams are tagged they are added to the ends of the blob. 10. Step #6 If a group comes apart then they are caught and added into the blob. 11. Step #7 If the blob breaks they must forfeit a tag. 12. Step #8 If a team crosses a boundary then they are automatically caught by the blob. 13. Step #9 The activity goes on until there is only one team left out of the blob. They are the winners. 14. Possible Variations:

  • add a foam sword to the end of the blob so when tagged they get a little bop
  • allow the blob to pivot in order to tag to make the activity a little more tricky
  • allow the blob to split in half after it has a certain amount to make the activity a little more complicated

15. Thank You Mrs.Pam and your class atCorpus Christi Montessori School