Equipment: Hoops or chalked circles of various sizes scattered around the playing area.
Players are told that these hoops or chalked circles are islands and they have to be standing in them to be safe from the sharks the signal is given. Also each hoop can only hold so many players e.g.
Small – 1 person
Medium – 2 people
Large – 3 people
Players move around the playing area without standing or stepping in the islands, and may not hover or stay close to islands. When the leader gives the signal, which can be simply shouting “shark!” or if playing to music, the music stopping. Players find an island to be safe in. Those who do not find a hoop to stand in are out.
Remove islands as the game progresses to make it more difficult.
See Musical Crash for the simpler version that does not use hoops or chalk circles.