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Name of Activity:
Hula Hoop Plank Tag
Purpose of Activity:Purpose of this activity is to increase upper body strength.
Prerequisites:Prior practice with planks and/or bear walking.
Suggested Grade Level:3-5
Materials Needed:1 hula hoop per pair of students
Description of Idea
Students find a partner and are provided one hula hoop to share. Students start off with the hula hoop between them on opposite sides from each other. Students Rock/Paper/Scissors to decide who starts as the tagger. The goal is to plank around the hula hoop trying to tag your opponent without reaching through or moving through the hula hoop. Once tagged, the student then becomes the tagger. Have them restart on opposite sides from each other once again.
Stress to students that their hands must stay close to the hula hoop, but they cannot go inside the hula hoop.
They can switch to another hoop to play someone else after each person has had a turn to be a tagger.
Have them choose different ways to walk on their hands like bear walking.
Ask students what muscles/portion of the body is being worked on during this activity.