All the players line up at one side of the room except the “octopus” who stands in the middle with a ball. On a signal, the players run from one side of the room to the other. The octopus tries to hit one with the ball. If a player is hit, she sits down where she was hit and stretches her arms out to either side. The next time the players run thought the field, the sitting players can also tag girls who run past but the must stay sitting where they were tagged. The winner is the last girl remaining uncaught.