Fun and active game where the children get to act like pirates.
Identify one direction (ie. towards the clock) as army and the opposite direction as navy. The instructor will yell army or navy during the game and that is the direction the kids must run/hop/skip/gallop in. Or the instructor will yell out a cue and the children will respond with the appropriate action.
Cues Birds eye: stand straight up with arms out like a telescope Hit the deck: on your knees washing the floor Captain's daughter: find a partner, one goes down on one knee, the partner sits on her knee Submarine: lie down on your back with one leg up Life jacket: find a partner, sit down and link arms back to back Captains coming: salute the instructor Fire the canon: find a ball and throw it Ants on the boat: jump up and down
Start the game with only a few cues, gradually add more depending on the groups level.