This is a game I made up one year
because we didn't want to play Sharks and Minnows anymore.
You have to gather up all the squids before the whale gets
you. You can find squid toys
The squids lay on the bottom of the
ocean hidden in the sand. The killer whale loves squids, but
he cannot see them. We must save the squids from the killer
whale. There's only one problem; if we pick up the squids
the killer whale will them and come after us. We must get
the squids and swim as fast as we can to the safe zone.
- You can only have 1 swimmer
per squid toy.
- Then you will have one person
be the killer whale (you can also just say "whale" if
you're worried about scaring little kids).
- The killer whale will swim
around in the middle of the pool.
- The swimmers will line up on
the wall and wait for the instructor to say "go."
- On "go" the swimmers will try
to pickup 1 squid and continue to the other side before
getting caught by the killer whale.
- You can only pick up 1 squid.
- After picking up 1 squid you
must swim to the other side of the pool.
- There is underwater safety.
- If you get caught by the whale
(tagged) you must drop your squid and swim to the side.
You are now out of the game.
- The game is over when
- All of the squids have
- Only one swimmer is left
- If only one swimmer is left,
s/he becomes the next killer whale.
This game can go on and on and on
forever because there is no real winner. Technically if
there is only one person left and the squids have not all
been collected then the killer whale has won. And then, of
course, if the all the squids are collected the swimmers
You can play this game either by
having the swimmers swim across the pool or by having a safe
zone where the killer whale cannot enter which the swimmers
will always swim back to.