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Playground Shark Game

Players try to run from one side of a large playing field to the other side without getting tagged by the Shark.  If a player is tagged by the Shark then that player becomes a Shark and helps tag players in the next round.  Play continues until there is only one player left to run across the field and all the other players are in the center of the field as Shark.

Items Needed to Play:
Large area, large group of children


Playground Shark and Minnows game


How to Play the Game of Shark:
This is a game for a large group of children.  

It requires a large area such as a playground, gym or park to play.   

On each side of a large play area draw or tape off a line.

Players line up on one side of the line.   

Choose a "shark" to start in the middle of the playing field.   

When the shark calls out "go" all the players try to run from one side of the playing field to the other.   

The shark tries to tag as many players as possible as they are running past. 

If a player is tagged by the shark then they too become a shark for the next round.

Play continues until all players have been tagged and are all in the middle trying to tag the last player.  

The last player to be tagged becomes the new shark.


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