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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Stop Drop and Roll Tag

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students play tag with red and gray scarves. Red is fire, if students get tagged by "fire" they must "Stop Drop and Roll" to put the fire out. Gray scarves are "smoke." When tagged, students must get on their hands and kne
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Nemo Tag 2

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Several students are chosen to be taggers (and wear goggles), 2 more are chosen to be Dorie (and carry the blue fish), and Merlin (and carry the orange fish). The rest of the students are Nemo's. The Nemos begin on one of the mats...
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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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The Blob- Tag Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a tag game called "The Blob." For this physical education lesson, students select a peer to be "it" and tag someone. When a person it tagged, he joins the person who is "it" by holding hands. The students...
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Shrek Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners engage in a lesson that is concerned with the game of freeze tag that is adapted using the movie characters from "Shrek". Each one takes on the role of one of the characters with a role to play when tagged by the taggers.
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Hanukkah Tag Game

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students participate in a tag game involving aspects of the Hanukkah holiday. They discuss the basic tenets of Hanukkah, then play the tag game, with the Candle Makers as taggers and the students tagged freezing into position as candles.
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Micro-organism Immune System Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students play a game of tag and reinforce their understanding of the immune system.
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Jurassic Park Tag

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students play tag as they explore the behaviors of different types of dinosaurs.
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Freeze and Melt

For Students K - 3rd
Freeze tag! Have the class spread out around the playing area. Select some players to be freezers and un-freezers. Give freezers a blue ball and un-freezers a red ball. If a runner gets tagged with a blue ball, then they become a frozen...
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Everybody's It

For Students 1st - 8th
Everyone is a tagger in this gym game. If a tagger tags someone else, then that person must sit down. The only way for that person to be back in the game is if the person that did the tagging is tagged by someone else. 
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Fresher

For Students 3rd - 8th
Split the class in half. Set up two cones on opposite ends of the gym, using the gym lines as boundaries. These are the jails. The object of the game is to tag another player that is "older" (not in age) than another. The "fresher" a...
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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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Mat Tag

For Students 2nd - 8th
Choose two people to be taggers and give them each a dodgeball. Spread out the four mats in the shape of a diamond baseball on the gym floor. Assign an equal number of players to each mat. When signaled, runners run continuously to the...
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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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Fitness for Life - Rocks n Hoops

For Teachers 4th - 10th
A game of tag, and stealing, in which all of your class can participate actively in. This activity requires team work and cooperation while being competitive. There are suggestions to keep the game moving, and to modify it to make it...
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Coloration Exploration

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Finding an animal in nature can be like a game of hide and seek. A thorough lesson explores different coloration strategies of animals. Pupils complete look-and-find puzzles and coloring sheets to differentiate between different types of...
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Switcheroo

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Who doesn't want to play tag? Here's a nice movement activity to keep your class running about practicing hopping, jumping, leaping, skipping and whatever motor skills your can think of. I like that the taggers are not "IT" forever, and...
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Couch Potato

For Teachers K - 5th
Show your class that being active is more fun than being a couch potato! A fun tag game teachers learners about making healthy eating choices. Over 125,000 teachers have reviewed this activity, and many have written comments about how...
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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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Scarf Toss Tag

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students review how to properly toss a scarf. In groups, they play the game like an ordinary tag game in which the locomotor skill is changed for each game. If they are tagged, they choose a basket and pick one scarf to juggle.
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North Pole Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners 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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Cooperation Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students brainstorm a definition for the word cooperation. As a class, they participate in a game in which they try to avoid the taggers. In groups, they surround a tag classmate and help them get to safety. To end the lesson, they share...
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Bulldog Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a game of Bulldog tag. In groups, they are given different colored pinnies in which they try to catch those wearing a different color. To end the lesson plan, they switch roles between the one doing the tagging...
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Geography Tag

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders participate in a geography tag game that involves identifying the seven continents, U.S. states, and the countries of Europe. In teams representing the different geographical areas of the globe, they run to a base line...