Recreational Games Teacher Resources

Looking for a fun new game to spice things up in your class? Our collection of recreational games has exactly what you need with countless variations of classics like tag and hide and seek, as well brand new activities that are bound to excite students.
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Mystery Tag

For Students 2nd - 8th
When the chosen person yells "Face the wall!" everyone on the opposite end faces the wall while the tagger counts down from five and hides behind an exercise mat. When the tagger gets to zero, everyone runs across the gym to the other...
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Dead Ant Tag

For Students K - 5th
Tag, you're a dead ant! Players run around the playing area and runs from the taggers. If a player gets tagged, then they must lay on the ground with their arms and legs in the air. To get back into the game, four people must touch the...
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CandyCane Tag

For Students K - 4th
Choose a tagger. The rest of the class runs around the gym. If a runner is tagged, they must freeze and stand in the shape of a candy cane. To get back into the game, another runner must run underneath the arch of the candy cane.
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Team Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students play a game. In this communication and loco-motor skills lesson, students are dividend into teams to play tag. Each team devises a plan and specific strategies of how they will tag the players on other teams. Students assess...
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Santa Tag

For Students K - 4th
Choose a class member to be the Santa. Everyone else is a reindeer and spreads out around the gym. Santa's objective for the game is to tag the others so he can round up his reindeer. When a reindeer is tagged, they must step out of the...
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Skunk Tag

For Students 1st - 6th
Choose two taggers to be the "skunks." Set up five hula hoops in the gym; one in each corner and one in the middle. The hoops in the corners are the safe zones for the players while the middle hoop is the skunk's home. The skunks start...
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Secret Agent Tag

For Students 2nd - 8th
Have the whole class sit down on the floor with their eyes closed. Pick a few people to be the "bad guys," which are the taggers, and a few people to be the "secret agents," which are the freers, by tapping them once or twice on the...
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Scooter Tag

For Students K - 8th
Have the class spread out around the gym while seated on their scooters. Have a few individuals be the taggers signified by a different color scooter or wearing a penny. If classmates get tagged by a tagger, then they must spin around...
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Tag: Everyone is it!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students play a game of tag in which every student is "it." In this physical education lesson, students participate in a game of tag in which they are all "it." Students perform jumping jacks after they are tagged.
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Blob Tag

For Students K - 4th
Have the class line up on one side of the gym. Choose one person to be the tagger. When the tagger yells "blob tag!" then the whole class runs across the gym while trying not to get tagged. Anyone that's tagged, now becomes part of the...
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Bump Tag

For Students 2nd - 7th
Partner up the class. Break up one set of partners and assign one as a chaser and the other as a flee'er. The flee'er runs around the gym away from the chaser. If the flee'er is tagged, then he become the chaser. If the flee'er makes it...
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Continuous Tag

For Students K - 4th
Assign a tagger, and everyone else as runners. The tagger will tag people at random. Persons tagged must go to the other side of the gym court to perform a skill. Once they are done, they can go back in the game.
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Line Tag

For Students K - 5th
Have the class spread out on the gym floor, choosing a line to stand on of their choice. The object of the game is to stay on the line and not get tagged. The taggers and freers must also stay on the lines. If a player is tagged, they...
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Hospital Tag

For Students 2nd - 6th
Begin the game by setting up the two opposite corners of the gym as hospitals, while assigning two taggers. Choose two people as ambulance drivers, and they will use the scooters as ambulance beds (scooters are connected with a mat on...
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Robot Tag

For Students 1st - 5th
Assign a few players to be "bad robots," and the rest of the class is "good robots." Place three Hula hoops in the middle of the gym to represent the 10-second "charging station," or safe area. Set up a cone square on one end of the gym....
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Pass and Score Tag

For Students 2nd - 6th
Give two taggers a pool noodle and two freers a foam ball. If runners get tagged, then the freers must free them by throwing the ball to them. The trick is freers can't move when they throw, and runners must catch the ball to be free....
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Double Tunnel Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Double tunnel tag is just the same as tunnel tag but the players are now with a partner. This poses it's own challenges when running around and trying to avoid being tagged. The only difference from tunnel tag is that when a player is...
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British Warm-Up Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
British warm-up tag is a team dodgeball game. One ball, two teams. Run away from the person who has the ball in his hand to avoid being hit by the ball and eliminated from the game.  If you have the ball in your hands, you may not move...
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Snowflakes

For Students K - 4th
First choose three people to be taggers, and two players to be freers. Give each tagger a white foam ball, and give each freer a yellow ball. The rest of the class runs around the playing area. If a runner is tagged with a white ball,...
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Dinosaur Prowl

For Students 2nd - 5th
Prowl like a dinosaur! Choose several students to be the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs with dodge balls are the taggers, and the Triceratops on the scooters are the freers. As the other players are tagged with balls, the Triceratops scoot...
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Body Part Tag

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice their chasing, fleeing, and dodging skills. It is best to play this tag game in a smaller groups as opposed to the entire class.
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North Pole Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students review the proper way to chase, flee and dodge others in a game of tag. As a class, they pretend they are on the North Pole acting as grinches, reindeer and elves. They play the game practicing different locomotor skills.
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Skipping Tag

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students participate in a tagging game that involves skipping as the locomotor skill. With one person playing "it," students must skip around the tag area trying to get away from the tagger, and with the tagged students trying to deter...
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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...