Monday, October 6, 2014

October Games for P.E. - Halloween Tag/ Pumpkin Tag

This post is for my fellow P.E. teachers out there who are looking for fun tag games to play in October.  I like to save the last 5-7 minutes of class for games such as these.  Below are some links to previous blog posts with videos and instructions for these games.  There are also some links to google documents which are easy to print.  Enjoy!

Printable - CANDY CORN and PUMPKIN Tag
Printable - Trick or Treat Tag
Blog Post - Haunted House or Corn Maze Tag
Blog Post - Hide and Seek Trick or Treat Tag
Blog Post - Thanksgiving Tag
Blog Post - Christmas Games

New Game - Pumpkin Patch:  A fellow P.E. teacher recently told me about this game.  I am posting it here so I'll remember to play it next year!  The object of the game is for players to get pumpkins from the pumpkin patch and deliver them to the houses (to set on the front porch for Halloween night).  Each corner of the gym is a pretend house.  Make a circle area in the middle of the gym to be the pumpkin patch (mark with cones).  Place LOTS of beanbags (pumpkins) inside the circle area.  Choose 2-3 players to be Scarecrows (taggers).  Scarecrow taggers stay inside the pumpkin patch and try to tag players while they are taking a pumpkin out of the patch.  Players who are tagged sit down and wait for someone to help them (any other play can touch their back to help them).  Players may only take one pumpkin from the patch at a time.  Another option is for tagged players to do an exercise before re-entering the game (10 jumping jacks, 10 push-ups, etc). 


  1. Hi Carly, love the site! I was wondering if you had any videos or pictures of a fitness circuit? I'm trying to figure out how I can set up various stations that include the 4 fitness components. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. I don't have any videos of that, but sounds like a great idea! I'm going to write that idea in my lesson plan book and give it a try. Hopefully by next month. :-)