- Mark out a large area using cones
- Children spread out in the area
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Bend, push & turn
- Look straight ahead
- Use only one step to change direction