Equipment:

  • 2-5 evil red balls.
  • Beanbags.

Description:

  • Choose 2-5 kids to be it and give them each an evil red ball (these are the
    aliens).
  •  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
    game.
  • 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-
    tronauts
  • BEANBAGS SHOULD ONLY EVER BE SLID ON THE GROUND, NEVER
    THROWN!

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