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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Flag Steal
Purpose of Activity:
To have students work on chasing, fleeing, and dodging skills.
Suggested Grade Level:
4th and UP
Materials Needed:
Cones for general space boundaries and for "the stolen flag/safe area"; two velcro flags and one flag belt for each student
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

Have each student put on the flag belt and then attach the two flags so they are hanging from their hips. On the signal, students are to move througout the playing space (i.e., walking, skipping, sliding) trying to steal as many flags as possible from other students in the playing area.

Upon stealing a flag students are to go to the "stolen flag/safe area" (coned off areain the middle or outside of playing area) and drop the flag. They can either go back out and try to get more flags or they can put flags on their empty belt if they had one stolen.

Students can also use this as a "rest area" in case they get tired. Activity stops on teachers signal.

Teaching Suggestions:

1. Give feedback to those making nice dodges to avoid getting a flag taken.

2. Stop the game if it gets rough or unsafe.

3. Take resting pulse before and after activity to see how this activity raises heart rate.

4. Do not let students protect/defend their belts with their hands. They need to use their dodging skills.

5. Set up boundary cones so they are AWAY from walls.

6. Make sure your students have a good grasp on moving in general space with others in a dynamic setting.

7. Start the activity off by WALKING. Then change to more difficult locomotor movements as you are satisfied with safety.
Mark A. Manross in Blacksburg , VA . Posted on PEC: 4/6/2001.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (
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