Set out hula hoops to represent Land/Islands in random locations around space.
Do a brief introduction to hurricanes and the impact they have on the land under them.
For this activity, you will need a large open space such as a schoolyard or gymnasium.
Navigators line up against the wall or stand in line. A group of Navigators chosen at random will represent Seaweed who will try to tag people as they try to get to safety.
Place a set of hula-hoops around the space to represent “Land”.
When the word “Ocean” is called out by the Chapter Leader the Navigators leave the wall or line and run to a hula-hoop/Island and stand in it without being tagged by the Seaweed.
If tagged by Seaweed the Navigator must stand in place until the word “Tsunami” is called out by the chapter leader. When “Tsunami” is called everyone is able to move and all Navigators are to go to a different island. At the same time, however, two Hula-Hoops/Islands will be removed.
Each time the chapter leader calls “Volcano” one hula-hoop/Island will be placed back.
When the chapter leader calls “Hurricane” all the navigators must move to a different Island/hula hoop from the one they are currently on without being tagged by The Seaweeds.
The round is not over until all Navigators are stuck in the seaweed or the remaining Navigators make it to the last remaining island.
Navigator Feedback (In a group setting follow-up on what was learned?)
Ask the Navigators what they learned from this activity.
What were their favorite parts of the activity?
What would they like to have been done differently with this activity
Sportsmanship: Have the Navigators share how it felt having their team’s support during the activity.