Eagle and the Mouse

Form two lines (teams) of students, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with at least one arm’s length between them. One team is standing on one of the lines, with their backs to the other line (safe spot) while the other is facing them a short distance apart. Make sure students know when they may move and where the safe spot is. The team with their backs facing the safe spot are the eagles who will remain very still until it has decided to go after the mouse, but once it moves even a little bit, the mouse can start running. The mouse cannot move until it sees the eagle move. The mouse wants to make it to a “safe” spot, the other line before getting tagged. Once tagged they become an eagle. Start again until there is only one mouse remaining.


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