Category: Gr 3

Continuous Tag

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: Continuous tag is…well…continuous! The action doesn’t ever stop, since as players get tagged on one half of the playing area, they run to the opposite side, perform an exercise or skill, then run back and rejoin the game. It’s as simple as that!

Mat Tag

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: 4 mats, 2 dodgeballs
Game Description: Mat tag is a quick warm-up game that can be used as a part of a baseball unit, or as a stand-alone mini-game. There are 4 mats that represent the bases. Players will continuously round the bases in one direction trying not to get tagged by the taggers who have dodgeballs. Runners are safe on the mats, but only a certain amount of players can be on a mat (base) at a time! Lots of flow, lots of motion, try it out! Read More →

Pin Knockover

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Plastic bowling pins, dodgeballs
Game Description: Pin Knockover is a classic target throwing or rolling game. Two teams match-up on each side of the gym and be the first team to knock over all of the opposing teams pins. Other skills involved are blocking, goaltending, running, underhand, overhand, ducking, etc. Great team game for development and enjoyment. Read More →

Net Dodgeball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Dodgeballs, nets/goals
Game Description: Net dodgeball is basically a standard game of dodgeball, except that each team also has a net and a goalie. Any time a team scores a goal by throwing a dodgeball past the opposing goalie, all of the players who were out get to enter back into the game. Also use detective dodgeball rules to ensure players are getting maximum participation and movement time…if you’re unsure what detective dodgeball rules are, find the rules to that game on this site!

Capture The Flag

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Flags (or pins), hula hoops, pylons
Game Description: Capture The Flag is one of the most popular physical education games out there. It is an intense action game, with lots of team strategy, and lots of activity. There are many versions of this game; the version shown here has been tried and tested many times, and proves to be one of the most enjoyed games in the gym. The idea is simple: be the first team to capture all the flags, and bring them to your side. Careful to not get tagged, or you’re stuck in jail until someone saves you! Read More →

Scooter Tag

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Scooters
Game Description: Scooter tag is a tag game on scooter boards. Lots of different ways this game can be played (students on stomach, or knees, when tagged players must spin, or when tagged the players switch roles). Just an idea to switch things up once in awhile. And besides, kids love those scooter boards!

Santa Tag

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
Game Description: Santa needs to round up his reindeer who are trying to run away from him! As the tagger, Santa will move around trying to tag the players who are the stray reindeer. Once tagged, the reindeer must do 2 lengths of galloping along the side before re-entering the game.

Parachute Game: Cat & Mouse

Grade Level: 1-6
Equipment: Parachute
Game Description: The mouse scurries underneath the parachute, unseen by the cat, who tries to catch him while the other players wave the parachute. This is the most requested Parachute game in physical education class. Give every student a chance to be the cat, or the mouse, or both.

Parachute Game: Popcorn

Grade Level: 1-6
Equipment: Parachute
Game Description: It’s time to make some popcorn! In this simple game, players turn the parachute into a frying pan. As the pan heats up, the parachute starts waving fast. When it’s at max heat and max speed, throw a bunch of dodgeballs on the parachute and watch the popcorn pop! A quick science and physical education lesson at the same time.

Sleep Tag

Grade Level: 1-5
Equipment: 2 ‘wands’ (foam paddles, noodles, or racquets)
Game Description: Turn one half of the lights off so that one side of the gym is night time, and the other half is day time. The actual tag game takes place in the daytime side, but when players get tagged they travel over to the nighttime side and pretend to sleep there. 2 fairies come by and tap the sleeping players with a wand so they wake up and return back to the tag game on the day side. Read More →