Choose 2-5 kids to be it and give them each an evil red ball (these are the
Everyone else is an astronaut.
Scatter the beanbags all around the gym, and hold onto the empty bin.
If an astronaut is tagged by an alien, they must got to the black hole (the
circle in the middle of the gym floor – if you don’t have a circle, use cones to
mark off a circle in the middle of the gym).
To save an astronaut from the black hole, another astronaut must slide (NOT
THROW), a beanbag into the black hole and an astronaut must pick it up.
The astronaut must then leave the black hole (holding the beanbag high up
over their head – to show that they have been freed), and must bring the
beanbag back to the teacher (who is holding the beanbag bin and constantly
re-circulating the beanbags around the gym).
Once the astronaut has given his beanbag back to the teacher, he rejoins the
Astronauts can only hold one beanbag at a time.
Aliens CANNOT follow the teacher and just wait to tag a returning astronaut.
Aliens CAN guard, but not go inside, the black hole, and CAN try and block beanbags with their feet, and KICK THEM away, to keep them from the as-
BEANBAGS SHOULD ONLY EVER BE SLID ON THE GROUND, NEVER