Activity Card General Movement 4-6 Hopping Tag

HOPPING TAG   (General Movement)
Suitable for players aged 4-6 years

SETUP

  1. Create an area up to 20m x 20m. Modify the size depending on the number of players
  2. All players start inside the area
  3. Allocate a bib to one player, who starts as ‘tagger’

HOW TO PLAY

  1. All players move around the area by hopping. They should change legs when needed, but not alternately (bounding)
  2. The ‘tagger’ tries to tag other players. When a player is tagged, they take the bib and become ‘tagger’
  3. A player cannot be tagged if they are standing still, balancing on one leg (safe position). Players can only stand still for a maximum of 5 seconds

PROGRESSION

BASIC:
- Increase the number of ‘taggers’
- Make the area smaller
- Use cones to add ‘safe’ areas to limit the places a player can stay in the ‘safe position’
- Create other challenging but safe variations

OUTCOMES

  • Develop coordination
  • Develop strength
  • Develop the ability to land off balance
  • Injury prevention