Saturday, April 16, 2011
P.E. Easter Egg Tag
Plastic Easter Egg for every student (3-4 different colors)
2 rubber rings (or small pieces of foam pool noodles) for tagging players
Description of Activity:
In this tag game, the end lines are safe. Begin game with players lined up on the end line and 2 taggers in the middle circle. Each player holds a plastic Easter egg in their hand at all times. The taggers will call a color and any player holding that color of Easter egg has to run to the opposite end line. If they make it without being tagged they are safe and wait for their color to be called again. If they are tagged, the player sits down and holds up arms making the shape of an Easter Egg (holding their plastic egg up at the top). They may stand up and run to the end line when another player helps them by touching their back.
Choose new taggers every 2-3 minutes.
1) For a more aerobic game, eliminate the end lines being "safe". Play is continuous. Players move in the area while taggers chase them. Tagged players sit like an egg and others can help them by touching their back.
2) If you do not have plastic Easter eggs, student can pretend they have one and just remember what color they are. (I used purple, pink, blue and green).
3) Whenever we play tag with the end line being safe, I give a "penalty" to any player who runs too fast across the line and crashes into the end wall. I have heard stories of kids breaking their wrists due to running into the wall and putting their hands up to stop themselves. The penalty exercise I use is ABC push-ups. This really helps keep kids safe because they remember to stop at the line!
4) I also give a penalty exercise for any student who DROPS their Easter egg. This rule keeps students from throwing their eggs up in the air and potentially dropping/breaking them.
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Posted by Carly at 5:39 PM