Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I think I’m feeling “end of year” fever just like you and your students. They’ve worked hard all year, so let’s just PLAY! Every once in a while you need to stop and remember that you might have played tag or relays when you were a child, but have the children in your classroom ever played those games?
Hint! I remember when I introduced a new game to my students it usually wasn’t very successful the first time. Don’t give up because children need to play games several times before they “get it.”
Designate a playing area. One child is “it.” “It” chases other children who must “freeze” when they are tagged. Players hug those who are “frozen” to “unfreeze” them
*Stoop Tag – Children stoop down on the ground when they are tagged.
*Cartoon Tag – Children must name a cartoon show when they are tagged.
*Shadow Tag – children must freeze when “it” steps on their shadow.
*Sticky Tag – Children must hold the part of their body that is tagged.