Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stop and Go Tag


This is a quick, easy to understand game that can be taught to any grade level.  I like to keep track of who has had a turn to be a "stopper" and a "go" person so that anytime we play throughout the year we will have someone new.  

Equipment Needed:
3 red yarn balls
3-5 green scooters

Explanation of Game:
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. 
To begin game, select 3 taggers (“stoppers”)and 3-5 “go” people.  Taggers begin at one end line and hold a red ball.  “Go” people ride on green scooters and start on the opposite end line.  Players begin in personal space.

If the “stoppers” touch a player with the red ball the player has to STOP and KNEEL on the floor.  The “go” people ride on the green scooters.  They will ride around the gym and help the people who are kneeling.  If a player is touched by the “go” person, they may stand up and continue playing.

Stoppers may not tag “go” people and vice versa. 

Notes:  Remind players about scooter safety = only ride on your belly, bottom or knees.  Do not stand on the scooter or run and jump on it.

If scooters are not available, give the "go" people a green jersey to wear, or a small green object to carry such as a green foam ball, green rubber ring, etc.  

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