Setup Discuss with the children the water cycle. Explain how water evaporates from our lakes into the clouds and then becomes rain again.
Split the group in two. Split the playing area into two. Assign each team to one side. Explain that this game is much like the game Rock, paper, scissors. Each team will decide if they would like to be rain, clouds, or lakes. They will then line up 5-6 feet away from each other. (you may choose to mark the distance with cones). On go each team will turn around and motion what they are:
Rain = wiggling fingers in a falling motion Lakes = holding hands in a low circle , much like you are cradling a baby Clouds = holding your hand in a circle above your head like a halo
If their motion beats the opponent's motion they must run after them as they try to make it to a designated line (usually the end of the gym or coned area). If someone gets tagged they switch teams. The game continues until everyone is on one team.
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