Hula Hoops are popular in many games and activities, whether it is a warm-up activity for PE, part of a lesson plan for students, or a themed activity to keep kids active. Hoops are a great choice for teachers because they are inexpensive and versatile, making them perfect for many different physical activities. Below are the rules for 'basic' freeze tag. Choose 1 person to be 'it'. Everyone else spreads out around the playing area. If a person gets tagged they must 'freeze'. Variations of how to get unfrozen are limitless (e.g. Someone has to crawl through their legs, sing a tune, tagging them, etc.). Decide which method you are going to use for the game. Snow Forts is a fun game that I love to use to have my students working with several groupings of their classmates within the lesson. I use a squad system with my younger students (to learn more about that, check out my “How I Start The School Year” blog posts) which works great, but sometimes it’s nice (and challenging) to work with new people too.
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2-3 soft objects for taggers to tag with (pieces of pool noodles, yarn balls or rubber rings)
1 red scooter
1 green scooter
25 or more bean bags
2 Christmas stockings OR containers (to hold bean bags)
1 box with a picture of a Christmas tree on it
Children LOVE Christmas time! This game is fun for several reasons. We use props such as Christmas stockings, students take turns being Santa or Mrs. Claus, and the players get presents! This is sure to be a big hit with your elementary students!
Explanation of Game:
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This is tag with NO SAFE. Players continue to move throughout the playing area for 2-3 minutes, until teacher gives them a signal to stop. Rotate taggers and Santa/Mrs. Claus each round.
To begin the game, select 2-3 taggers to begin on the end line. Taggers carry the noodle with them and use it for tagging players. Players begin in personal space. Choose one boy and one girl to be Santa/Mrs. Claus. They ride on the red and green scooters. Santa and Mrs. Clause ride on the scooters and carry the stocking full of presents (bean bags) in their lap. To begin the game, everyone yells “MERRY CHRISTMAS”.
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Tag Games Elementary P.e. Games To PlayIf a player is tagged, they sit down and wait for Santa or Mrs. Claus to bring them a present (a bean bag). When they get their present, the player runs to put the present under the tree (a box with a picture of a Christmas tree on it). The player may then continue playing.
Remind students to run all the way to the tree and place the present under the tree - do NOT throw the present under the tree!