33" (0.84 m) to 48" (1.22 m)
6 years old and +
> 30 participants
Participants must successfully cross the gym without being touched (balls and statues) at the activity leader’s signal. Once all participants have crossed the gym and reached the line, the activity leader gives the signal again, and the remaining participants must again try to cross the gym without being touched.
To be the last survivor.
How the game is played
Group the participants at one end of the gym behind an existing line and identify the same line at the other end of the gym. In the center of the gym are the “Bulldogs” (1 to 3), who each have a large ball. When starting, the activity leader will call out “Bulldog,” and the participants must try to get to the line at the other end of the gym while the “Bulldogs” try to hit them with the balls. The “Bulldogs” can “tag” the participants with the balls or throw or kick them. If a participant is hit, they are transformed into a bubblegum statue until the end of the game, i.e. both feet are stuck to the ground, and they can no longer move. In addition, if other participants pass by them, they must try to touch them (without moving their feet) to turn them into bubblegum statues. The rounds continue until there are only a few participants left (1 to 3).
In order to encourage participation, it may be possible for the bubblegum statues to release themselves by touching a participant, still without moving their feet. In this variation, if a statue touches a participant, it becomes one again and is immune to other statues until it reaches the line. This delivered participant loses this immunity at the next passage.
Specific safety rules
Use boundaries on the sides of the playing area that are at least one meter away from walls or fixed obstacles to avoid accidents. Instruct participants not to try to jump over the balls. Bulldogs must avoid throwing the ball at the head of participants.