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Shark Escape!

We did this activity to go along with our SH sound unit

When I saw this idea on pintrest I knew it would be a hit!  I also knew something was missing.  I needed more of a challenge for my dragons to enjoy this game to the fullest. So it tweaked it with some help for my husband :)

I created a shark worksheet to use for another activity that worked out great for this game!

This game works out best with two players.  
1 player trying to get across the ocean
1 player moving the sharks

Little Dragon went first.  He was allowed two pillows for movement and started at 1 side of the room.  His goal was to make it to the other side of the room without getting eaten by a shark.

Doll Dragon strategically placed the four sharks in the ocean. 
Little dragon could not place his pillow on top of a shark or step off of the pillow into the ocean.  Both of these would result in him getting eaten by the sharks! 

To make it fair Doll Dragon was only to move 1 shark per movement of Little Dragon.  This allowed for more brain exercise on her part, trying to think ahead to make sure all 4 sharks were always working against Little Dragon. 

Little Dragon had to figure out a way to avoid the sharks. 

Just to make it more challenging, the mover had to grab the previous pillow from behind them.

If this were not added it would have been too easy for both of the Dragons.  The backwards reaching made them think about how far they were throwing their other pillow and how to position their bodies for the best balance as to not fall in the ocean. 

Doll Dragon had a turn escaping the sharks as well

Me and Master Dragon (the hubby) were impressed with both of their skills and also enjoyed seeing how different they were at problem solving.  Doll Dragon used everything in her environment to achieve success where Little Dragon relied on his body to make it through. 

It was a fun game and they played a few times each.  

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