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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Zorro Tag
Suggested Grade Level:
3-5
Materials Needed:
Cones for boundaries; 3-5 foam noodles or pipe insulators; and 4-6 Frisbees
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

Set up cones to establish boundaries. Select 3-5 students to be Zorro/Zorra and give these students a foam noodle to tag other students on the back. The Zorro's/Zorra's may also wear an eye mask (optional). Select 4-6 students to be Protectors and give these students a Frisbee (shield) to free tagged or frozen students. Protectors can not be tagged by the Zorro's/Zorra's.

Have all students spread out in the playing area. On the teacher's "GO" signal, the Zorro's/Zorra's will try to tag the students who do not have a shield (Frisbee). If a student is tagged by a Zorro/Zorra, he/she is frozen until a Protector hands off or tosses them a Frisbee. Once the frozen student receives a Frisbee, he/she becomes the new Protector and play resumes. Make sure to stop the activity to change Zorro's/Zorra's and Protectors.

Play the music from the movie, The Mask of Zorro, during the activity.

Teaching Suggestions:

Have students travel at a safe speed to avoid collisions.

Change the locomotor movement (i.e., walking, skipping, leaping, etc.).

Demonstrate how the Zorra's/Zorra's should appropriately use the foam noodle to tag other students on the back.

If the Zorro's/Zorra's wear an eye mask, make sure they can see through the mask properly.

Have the Protectors hand off Frisbees to frozen students first. When students are ready, then have the Protectors toss the Frisbees to frozen students. Focus on accuracy since a frozen student can not move to pick up a Frisbee.
Author:
Laurie Hinman who teaches at Sunset Mesa Schools in Albuquerque , NM . Posted on PEC: 3/15/2001.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (www.pecentral.org).
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