Planet Invasion Lesson Plan

Step 3 - Instruction

Step 3 Instruction

Warm Up:

  • Dynamic Stretches-
  • Skip jumps
  • Frankenstein kicks
  • Hug your knee
  • Lunges
  • Carioca/Grapevine
  • Butt kickers
  • High knees
  • Sprint

How to Play:

  • Planet Invasion:


  • Using paint and cones mark out a large square with 10-meter (30-foot) sides.
  • Spread the poly spots, Frisbees, and balls inside the playing area.
  • Paint a circle outside the boundary lines, one on each side.
  • Let the class know they will have to use their chasing, fleeing, and dodging skills in order to “protect” their planet and its “valuables”.

Description of Activity:

  • Half of the class spreads out inside the boundary lines; they will be trying to guard all of the “valuables” on their planet.
  • The other half of the class will be wearing flags; they will try to invade the planet and get the “valuables”.
  • When the invader takes something from the planet, they quickly run outside the boundaries and place the item in a circle. If a guard on the planet pulls the flag off an invader while in the planet, that student then has to put the object down on go back outside the boundary line.
  • Once they perform any movement of their choice in place (jump, hop, twist, etc.) for a count of “five”, they become re-energized and may re-enter the game.
  • Once all the “valuables” are stolen the game is over.