JURASSIC PARK TAG Choose one person to be the Tyrannosaurus Rex and give that person
a red nerf ball. This dinosaur eats meat but has bad eyesight.
If a "person" is standing still they can not be tagged by the T-Rex. This dinosaur
may only tag their prey. Choose one person to be a Diloposaurus.
This dinosaur spits!! Give this dinosaur a different colored ball.
They may throw the ball and hit a "person" below the shoulders. They have good eye-sight so
if their prey is standing still they can "get" them. Choose 2-3 people (I found 3 was too difficult) and give them each
a colored ball different from the others. These are the Vilocoraptors.
They hunt in twos or in packs. They can only tag their prey together
at the same time. They eventually (especially the older ones) figure out they have
to corner their prey or follow the T-Rex around and wait for their prey to
stand still. The younger ones will hold hands but that does not
work. If you are tagged by any meat eating dinosaur you freeze. Choose another person and give them a scooter board. This
is a Brontosaurus or Tricerotops or any plant eating dinosaur.
They do not eat the "people" and will unfreeze those who have been frozen.
You may want to have 2 in the lower classes cuz they are slow. I
stop them after several minutes and ask: who has not been tagged,
I ask the Vilocoraptors if they caught anyone and if they did, how did
they do it, and then I ask the Tricerotops did anyone say thank you to
them. This is a pet peeve with me. I stress being polite and
say please and thank you in my class. I usually play the game until everyone has had a turn being some
dinosaur. This is one game they all like, even the 5th graders. The
kids will know the dinosaurs and a discussion will come up about different dinosaurs
and their characteristics!!! Cool, huh?