Sharks and Lifeguards

Game Description: 
Sharks and lifeguards is a great parachute game!
To engage all the children together in a cool down or warm up game.
Game Rules: 
Begin by having the children sit down with their legs straight under the parachute making waves with their arm motions. These are the swimmers. One child is picked to be the shark and goes under the parachute. He or she must pull the swimmers by the legs to get them under the parachute and make them sharks too. One or two children are the lifeguards and they walk around the circle, and watch the swimmers. If a swimmer feels themselves being pulled they can call the lifeguard for help. When a swimmer is being grabbed and pulled under the parachute by a shark the lifeguard can save them by grabbing onto their arm. If the lifeguard can reach them before the swimmer is pulled completely underneath they can continue to be a swimmer. The game ends when there are no longer enough swimmers around the parachute to make waves.
Average: 3.7 (9 votes)
7 to 9 years
10 to 12 years
13 to 15 years
Type of Activity: 
Co-operative / Team Building / Ice Breaker
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
Gym Equipment (Goals, Matts, Beams, Hoops, Balls, Parachutes, Bats, Racquets, Cones)
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
2 Leaders
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: