Rock, Bridge, Tree Tag

Rock, Bridge, Tree Tag

Rock, Bridge, Tree Tag

Age: 
3-5 years, 5-8 years, 8+ years
Participants: 
5+
Time: 
5 minutes
Setting: 
School
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Skills

Set Up:

  • Mark out a large area using cones

Description:

Choose 3-4 taggers depending on the numbers in your group. The remainder of the children run around the area trying to avoid being tagged. If caught;

  • First tag: child crouches down into a rock position on ground
    • To be saved, another child must jump over the rock
  • Second tag: child becomes a bridge (on hands and toes on ground)
    • To be saved, another child must crawl under bridge
  • Third tag: child becomes a tree (balancing on one leg with hands in air)
    • To be saved, 3 children must form a circle around tree, holding hands, and move round in a circle singing “save the tree, save the tree, save the tree”
  • Repeat if tagged 4th, 5th, 6th time!

Variations:

  • Have every child as a tagger! This option ensures all children are involved and engaged
  • Change the method of locomotion while playing: try hopping, skipping or galloping

Teaching Points:

Running/Dodging

  • Ensure children have eyes up to avoid other children
  • Take short, quick steps to avoid being taggedand ready to change direction
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