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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Heart Alert

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore some of the causes and preventions of heart disease. Young learners play a game of tag in which the taggers role play as risk factors for heart disease. Players who are tagged call out "heart alert" and are saved when someone...
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Chase The Ace

For Teachers 1st - 10th
Tag, you're it! A tag game to use as a warm-up before launching into the daily unit activity. Two players lie side by side, all of these pairs forming a rather large circle. The Ace is running from the Chaser and lies down next to a pair...
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Hide and Seek

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders watch a videostream to examine how animals use camouflage to defend themselves. They color an animal to show that it blends into its natural surroundings.
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Prisoners Baseball

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars play the game prisoners baseball. They tag members of the other team and put them into the prison area. Students may b freed by a member of his own team. Young scholars play a variety of games that help them use team work.
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Pin Grab

For Teachers K - 4th
Pin Grab is a basic tag game. Each player has a clothes pin attached to the back of their shirt. Other players try to grab them off. If a player has their pin grabbed off they must do a physical activity, such as jumping jacks to get...
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Owl Packet

For Teachers K - 3rd
It's all about owls in this activity packet, complete with a print-and-cut matching game, owl bingo, geometric shapes to create an owl, and directions for playing mice-and-owl tag. You'll find everything you need here including poems, a...
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Stepping Stone

For Teachers K - 6th
Challenge your learners to cross a piranha-infested river. Actually, it's just the gym floor, and they are trying to get from point A to point B, but the story makes it a more interesting challenge. Each group has two mats a given...
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Traffic Light Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice moving at slow and fast speeds. They are given a red, yellow and green ball, each representing its corresponding traffic light. When tagged, that student must then move at the speed associated with the color ball that...
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Germ Tag

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Pupils participate in a creative "doctor vs. germ" version of freeze tag.
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Fire Safety Tag

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars play tag. When the tagger tags the "runners" with the socks and says "FIRE", the tagged person must shout "Stop, Drop, and Roll", and then perform those movements (stop, drop, and roll) before contiunuing to play th
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Helping Hands Tag

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students work as teams to help others and develop cardio-respiratory endurance. They play a game of tag using noodles.
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Polydot Locomotor Tag

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils play a tag type game using locomotor skills as they move across the gym. They hop on one or two feet when they are tagged while waiting to be freed.
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Fire Tag

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss and practice the correct way to stop, drop, and roll in the case of a fire. They play a tagging game to help them with this procedure.
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Amoeba Tag

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate how different organisms reproduce by participating in a Amoeba Tag game. Students work as a team and try to catch each other -- thus "reproducing" amoebas.
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Healthy Food Color Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are scattered around the room preparing for a game of tag. As a class, they are to stay away from those that are "it" and complete the different locomotor skills as directed by their teacher. To end the activity, they identify a...
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Fire Safety Skills Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice their fire safety skills of stop, drop and roll, as well as moving low (crawling) through a low organized tag game. They discuss fire safety practices and the importance of smoke detectors. Students experience...
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Tag the Germs

For Teachers K
Students review what happens when they wipe germs off their hands with a wet wipe. Next, they play a game of tag in which some students are germs and others are wipes. They move around while music plays, stop when it stops, and the wipes...
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Turtle Tag

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students review safety rules for playing a P.E. game and a few students are selected as the taggers. On the signal, students avoid being tagged by the tagger using only the locomotor skill selected. They who want to avoid an imminent tag...
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Seahorse Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students demonstrate swimming in a pool and review water safety rules. In this swimming lesson, students apply water safety rules in a game of tag. This lesson has variations to challenge more competent swimmers.
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Caveman Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice fleeing and dodging skills, spatial awareness, some experience with normal tag games.
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Spaceship Tag

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students understand personal and general space by playing Spaceship Tag. Students get a "spaceship," which will be their own personal space. While in their "spaceship," they will not be allowed in any other student's personal space.
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Compass Tag

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders follow cardinal directions to locate items in the classroom. They play a game of tag based on identifying objects following the directions based on the compass rose.
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Landform Tag

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore various landforms. They play landform tag while exploring the various types of landforms that are found within the United States. Students locate landforms as they are called by the teacher.
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Irish Jig Tag

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars study Irish Dancing. They watch a video or have experienced watching dancers, such as a dance company, perform. They practice the Irish Jig as a class before the actual game. If a student is tagged by the individual with...