One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Get a rubber chicken, stuffed animal, ball or other small, throw-able object. Set up a visible starting line marked by cones. Students will be lined up on the starting line. The object is placed somewhere in front of the starting line. The leader stands behind the object facing the campers. The leader turns around with his/her back to the campers and loudly says, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” The students may only move while the leader is turned the other way and is speaking the phrase. When the leader finishes “blue fish”, s/he turns around and all the campers must freeze. If any of the campers are moving after “blue fish,” the whole group goes back to the line. If no campers are caught moving, the leader turns around again and loudly says, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and the students can move from their current spot. Once campers get close enough to take the object from behind the leader, the campers then hide it behind their backs so the leader does not know which camper has the object. Campers still may only move during the phrase, but once the object is taken, the leader gets to guess who has the object. If the leader guesses correctly, the object is returned and the students start over at the line. After incorrect guesses, the campers continue moving during the phrase. The object is for the campers to get the object back to their starting line without the leader guessing who has it.


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