Stork Tag

Stork Tag

Stork Tag

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

Set Up:

  • Mark out a large area using cones
  • Children spread out in the area

Description:

One child is the tagger. All others are hopping around. When tagged they must stand do a stork stand. Other children can unfreeze them by hopping around them.

Hopping can become fatiguing very quickly so keep children engaged by changing the method of locomotion.

This is a fun game to play after completing the Hopping Patterns activity.

Variations:

  • Change the method of locomotion to skipping, running or galloping
  • Add in more taggers
  • Change the balance that you have to do if tagged e.g. make a bridge
  • Increase/decrease the size of the area

Teaching Points:

Hop

  • Quiet landings (bend ankles, knees and hips)
  • Bend your leg to push off
  • Head up and eyes forward (look towards where you are hopping)
  • Swing & spring

Running

  • Hip to lip – arms are bent and travel from a child’s hip to their lip
  • Hands closed lightly – like holding a small bird
  • Eyes up
  • High knees
  • Land on the ball of the foot

Dodge

  • Bend, push & turn
  • Look straight ahead
  • Use only one step to change direction
Stork Tag