Gingerbread Man Tag

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This Gingerbread Man Tag activity also includes:

After choosing a chef, aka the tagger, have the rest of the class lay out on the previously set up exercise mats. These players are the gingerbread men. Players run to another mat on the chef's command, aiming not to get tagged. If a runner is tagged, they now join the chef and become taggers.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Make it challenging by having only a certain number of players allowed to be on a mat
  • Read a version of The Gingerbread Man before playing
Classroom Considerations
  • Set up four exercise mats in the corners of the gym
  • Ensure strict safety rules are in place about tagging appropriately and laying down on the mats safely
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • A fun take on The Gingerbread Man
  • Requires lots of laying down, listening, getting up, and running
  • Does not thoroughly explain the British Bulldog game style mentioned in the video