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Groundhog Day Tag Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Students play the Groundhog Day tag game to follow instructions and play according to the rules of the game. They attempt to run to the "holes" to be safe or if caught they move to a pre-determined area off the playing field.
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Sharks and Minnows

For Teachers 1st - 4th
One of the most basic of all tag games is Sharks and Minnows. Start out with a couple of sharks in the middle of the gym and all other players on the endline of the gym. The goal is to run across the gym without getting caught by a...
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Hanukkah Tag Game

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students participate in a tag game involving aspects of the Hanukkah holiday. They discuss the basic tenets of Hanukkah, then play the tag game, with the Candle Makers as taggers and the students tagged freezing into position as candles.
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The Blob- Tag Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a tag game called "The Blob." In this physical education lesson, students select a peer to be "it" and tag someone. When a person it tagged, he joins the person who is "it" by holding hands. The students...
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What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

For Teachers K - 5th
A simple tag game wherein players try to get from one end of the gym to the other without being caught by Mr. Fox. The players call out - what time is it Mr. Fox? Mr. Fox replies with a time and the players take that many steps forward....
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Frosty's Freeze Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars participate in a holiday P.E. tagging game involving chasing, fleeing, and dodging skills. With the taggers holding a fleece ball (snowball), they chase and tag the other students, with the tagged young scholars becoming...
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Couch Potato

For Teachers K - 5th
Show your class that being active is more fun than being a couch potato! A fun tag game teachers learners about making healthy eating choices. Over 125,000 teachers have reviewed this activity, and many have written comments about how...
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Healthy Food Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars play a tag game while practicing healthy food choices. They must move safely in their own space and tag gently. They also have discussed in class the differnce between healthy foods and taste good foods.
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Hanukkah Tag Game

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students discuss the celebration of Hanukah. They play a Hanukkah tag game. Students pretend to be candle makers and "shamus" candles. They practice chasing, fleeing, and dodging games.
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Cars Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars participate in a tag game using characters from the Disney movie "Cars." They role-play different characters from the movie, with students wearing different colored vests or wrist bands and jogging in the Impound Area...
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Pirates of the Caribbean

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners participate in a "Pirates of the Caribbean" tag game to demonstrate scooter skills and safety techniques. Students identify and discuss scooter safety rules, then play a tag game with each student (pirate) on a scooter, with...
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Exercise Tag ( a non elimination tag game)

For Teachers K - 5th
Students, on signal, get up and do a designated locomotor movement. Students with foam balls try to tag other students with the ball. When tagged, students go to a designated area and do a specified exercise. When finished they come back...
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Toilet Tag

For Teachers K - 6th
Don't let the name of this game throw you off because kids will love this tag game! Start off with a couple of players being "it". When they tag a player, the player must kneel on one knee with the other one up, and one arm straight out...
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Touchdown

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Touchdown is a tag game built around stealth and deception. One team is given a small object that fits inside the palm of a hand. Players start at one end of the field and try to get the hidden object across the field to the other...
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Capture the Lion

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Capture the Lion is an adaptation of the much-loved game - Capture the Flag. This game could be adapted and called capture the: lion, seal, dog, cat, cow. You get the idea. The one big adaptation made in this version is that the captured...
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Squirrels and Hawks

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Squirrels and hawks is a nutty version of capture the flag. Squirrels and hawks is played with three teams instead of two, and therefore has more action going on. Begin with all the nuts in the center of the play area, guarded by the...
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Cooperative Mini-Games

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Cooperative mini-games are great to teach to your young learners. Kids grow up with so much competition in their lives, it's nice to focus on playing games to have fun, get along, and work together. Take the focus off of winning and...
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Pin Grab

For Teachers K - 4th
Pin Grab is a basic tag game. Each player has a clothes pin attached to the back of their shirt. Other players try to grab them off. If a player has their pin grabbed off they must do a physical activity, such as jumping jacks to get...
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Pac Man Chomps Again

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students are given the opportunity to pracitce math while participating in a tag game. They get to (i.e. identify greater and lesser numbers) and solve small problems concerning mathematical comparisons .
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State Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students work on knowledge of state capitols by playing a tag game using a variety of locomotor movements.
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Heart Alert

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore some of the causes and preventions of heart disease. Young learners play a game of tag in which the taggers role play as risk factors for heart disease. Players who are tagged call out "heart alert" and are saved when someone...
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Food Pyramid Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a tag game with the purpose of learning about the food pyramid. In this food pyramid instructional activity, students are challenged to find photos of specific food groups without being tagged. During this...
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USA State Tag / Mississippi River Shuffle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners are given the opportunity to play a tag game while studing geographical sites in the U.S.A. (relative to the Mississippi River or to other geographic features you may choose).
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Beanbag Freeze

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students participate in a tag game to increase their listening and cooperative play skills. In this beanbags lesson, students balance beanbags on their head and walks with it. The student freezes if it falls. Students understand movement...

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