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Name of Activity:

Pot of Gold Hunter

Purpose of Activity:

Warm up tag game for St. Patrick's Day.


Students must know about St Patrick's day and leprechauns and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

Cones to mark off playing area.

Description of Idea

After students find a good self space in the activity area tell them they are all Magic Leprechauns. Choose two students to be rainbows (i.e., taggers) and give them a ball to carry or have them wear pinnies. On your signal, the rainbows try to tag the leprechauns using a locomotor skill of your choice (preferably walking, skipping, hopping, and not running). When tagged, leprechauns turn into a pot of gold (they must make a low curled up shape on the floor and make a spout with their hand/arm). To become free and rejoin the tag game a magic spell must be put upon them by a leprechaun. This is done by students tagging the person and saying Happy St. Patty Day! After a few minutes designate other children to be rainbows.

Submitted by Natalie  Kilgore who teaches at East Cheatham Elementary School in Ashland City , TN . Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 5/24/2001.
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Pot of Gold Hunter

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