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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. classes forward to the home and beyond. Learning Goals:
      • To increase the participant’s 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 consciously minimized
      • To develop an increased level of agility and physical coordination
      • To develop an increased joy in one’s 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 at Corpus Christi Montessori School