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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Hoop Tag

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students play a modified game of tag. Given specific roles of "it" and "free-er," they try to remain outside of the hula hoops that have been placed on the gym floor. Students work cooperatively with the free-er to remain in the game.
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Cars Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a tag game using characters from the Disney movie "Cars." They role-play different characters from the movie, with students wearing different colored vests or wrist bands and jogging in the Impound Area after...
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Skipping Tag

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners 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 learners trying to deter...
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Nemo Tag

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students participate in tag games to exercise. They are divided into two groups: barracudas and Nemo fish. Barracudas tag as many students as possible. Once tagged,t he students perform fish motions, in place, until a "Nemo" touches...
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Bottle Tag

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars explore, examine and study the game of Bottle Tag that originated in a Spanish countryside. The object of the game is to knock over the bottle without letting the bottle-keeper tag you. They paint their own action-filled...
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Zombie Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students play a game of Zombie Tag. In this Zombie Tag lesson, students participate in a chase and tag game. They walk slowly and stiffly when they are Zombies and run when they are doing the chasing. They "turn into" Zombies when they...
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Yoga Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars spread out into personal space. 2-3 taggers are then chosen and given Frisbees.Taggers can't throw Frisbees, only tag with them. Teacher decides which yoga move students who are tagged do. If student is tagged he freezes...
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High-five Foam Hand Tag

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students play tag with a "high-fiver" foam hand. If the high-fiver gets tagged he/she puts one hand down on the floor and extends the hand with the foam hand and when someone gives that tagged person a high-five on the foam hand the...
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Catch, Tag, and Release

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners discover how fish tagging is used by marine biologists and fisheries to estimate fish populations. Participating in a simulation, learners use estimation to determine the whole population from a small number of items.
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USA State Tag / Mississippi River Shuffle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are given the opportunity to play a tag game while studing geographical sites in the U.S.A. (relative to the Mississippi River or to other geographic features you may choose).
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Who Let the Dogs Out Tag/Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students get a stuffed animal (chicken, dog or rabbit). When the "Bunny Hop" music is playing, all students perform the dance. When "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays, the "dogs" chase (via walking) the chickens and rabbits. If tag
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African Tag

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research, study and identify a list of African countries and capitals and illustrate them on a blank map of Africa. They memorize a certain number of countries and their capitals along with whistles, pennies and other...
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Food Pyramid Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a tag game with the purpose of learning about the food pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson, students are challenged to find photos of specific food groups without being tagged. During this lesson, a whistle is...
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Animal Hide and Seek

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read about animal camouflage. In this animal adaptation instructional activity, students read short texts about ways in which animals hide or transform to escape their prey. Students explore animal classifications and determine...
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Hide and Seek Science

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine macro-invertebrates in order to better understand their link to the food web. Working in groups, they record observations of several areas of a stream or river, collect samples from the river bottom, and identify the...
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"Soil Hide and Seek"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students comprehend the basics of soil testing. They relate the use of grids and plotting to soil samples. Students comprehend how contaminants flow through soil. They discuss factors such as: slope of the pan, time, and the amount of...
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Fitness Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students spread out in general space. Have 2/4 students be the taggers. On the teachers signal the activity starts with the taggers trying to tag the "runners". When taggeg, students then go to an area and perform an exercise.
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Abdominal Tag

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify two/three chasers either with a pinnie or have them carry a foam ball. On the signal the chasers try to tag the other students.
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State Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Pupils work on knowledge of state capitols by playing a tag game using a variety of locomotor movements.
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Frosty's Freeze Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students improve their chasing, fleeing and dodging skills in a cooperative, fun, holiday game using white (fleece) snowballs.
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Keeper of the Castle

For Students 2nd - 8th
Set up four Hula Hoops in each corner of the gym that will be used as a base for each team. Use the center circle of the gym as the "castle" with a bunch of "treasure" in it. The treasure consists of a variety of pieces of equipment....
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Pacman

For Students K - 5th
Choose one player to be a Pacman who will walk around the lines of the gym clapping their arms like the mouth of the Pacman. Everyone else stands on a line in the gym without moving. If a Pacman tags a player, then they become a Pacman....
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Space Invaders

For Students 1st - 4th
Split the class into two groups—the meteors and the satellites—with the majority of the class being satellites. The inner circle in the gym is "inner space" while the court around it is "outer space." When satellites are in inner space...
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Regular Field Day

For Teachers K - 6th
This lesson contains a plethora of fun games for a field day extravaganza. The games have been organized by grade levels, but the teacher can adapt them to whatever age category is appropriate for creating a fun-filled activities day....