This game originates in China with the idea being that the dragon's head must turn to get its own tail. Put the students in lines of 7 or 8. The leader of the line steps out and turns around facing the line. The aim of the game is for the leader to run around the line and they to catch the last person in the line. The kids in line must be connected by placing their hands on the shoulders or hips of the person ahead of them. The line must maneuver side to side in an effort to impede the path of the leader who is trying to catch the tail. Teamwork is essential. The leader has to run and change directions a number of times to throw the line out of sync if he/she is going to be successful in catching the tail. If the leader does catch the tail, they get to remain as leader. If they cannot, they join the line and the next person in line becomes the new leader. As the teacher, you need to set a reasonable time limit for the leader to try and catch the tail. In terms of safety, you must ensure that their is no physical contact. The leader obviously cannot charge through the pack.
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