Santa Tag

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Choose a class member to be the Santa. Everyone else is a reindeer and spreads out around the gym. Santa's objective for the game is to tag the others so he can round up his reindeer. When a reindeer is tagged, they must step out of the game to the sideline of the gym and jog to touch both walls of the gym. Then they continue playing.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Review the safety rules mentioned in the video before beginning
  • Play around Christmas or the winter holidays
  • Choose a new Santa every so often
Classroom Considerations
  • One different colored jersey or pinny is required for the game
  • Intended for the gym teacher, but can be used to show the class as well
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Quick and easy to play
  • Allows for physical activity that increases the heart rate
  • Provides safety rules
  • Does not require strategy