Patella Tag

You’ll need a class set of multi-colored beanbags or yarn balls. Have each student get a beanbag. The taggers change during each round depending on the color of the beanbag. For instance the teacher would designate the students holding the red beanbags as the taggers and tell them to skip. The teacher then chooses a different locomotor skill, such as galloping for the rest of the class. On the signal to start the taggers tag the others on the patella (knee cap, easy), if tagged the player goes down on one knee and raises their hand. Any player can give the student a high five and they get to rejoin the game. When you sense the class is getting tired stop the game and designate a different color as the taggers, don’t forget to change the locomotor skills.


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