Holiday Caroling Tag – Game of the Week

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For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a holiday game of the week. Don’t miss out! Be sure to subscribe for notifications. This week’s game is called, HOLIDAY CAROLING TAG.

Scrooge, Grinch, and Jack Frost are once again feeling grumpy this holiday season. They decide to form an alliance to cast a spell on anyone and everyone with the goal of spoiling their holiday spirit.  Anyone tagged by the trio is frozen and their holiday spirit is taken away. The only way to break the spell is for two other carolers to hold hands around the frozen caroler and sing the first line of any holiday song… LOUDLY! Linked carolers can NOT be tagged. I don’t play music during the game. Instead, it’s fun for everyone to listen to each sing their holiday carols.

 

All you need is an open play area and three implements for Scrooge, Jack Frost, and the Grinch to tag with. I like to use gator balls including green for Grinch, red for Scrooge, and blue for Jack Frost.

Prior to the game, we have a group discussion about caroling. This gives us an opportunity to brainstorm as many holiday songs as possible. In the discussion students are encouraged to think of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa songs.


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The GREAT TURKEY ESCAPE! – Game of the Week

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This week’s game of the week is a Thanksgiving game called The Great Turkey Escape.

The Great Turkey Escape is set on a turkey farm just days from Thanksgiving. It’s business as usually until the farmers hear a raucous coming from the barn. As they quickly approach the barn they soon realize the turkeys have managed to break open their cage. Turkeys are running all over the place and the farmers only have a short time to wrangle them up. Can they save Thanksgiving?

 Set-up:

Create the farm’s boundaries by setting up a large rectangle of cones. This area should be big enough for your students to safely run while paying tag. In the center of the farm, set up a smaller rectangle of cones. This area is the turkey cage.

How to play:

  • Select 2 farmers who stand near the perimeter of the farm to begin
  • The rest of the students are turkeys who begin inside the cage
  • The round begins when the teacher says, “Flap your wings turkey. Oh no, the turkeys are escaping!”
  • At this point the farmers are in complete recovery mode trying to capture the turkeys by tagging them with a noodle. Any tagged turkey goes back into the cage where it flaps its wings until the next round.
  • How many turkeys can the farmers capture before time expires?
  • Each round is only 45 seconds

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Fit With Lit BINGO – Where exercise and reading strengthen brains and bodies

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“Reading is to the brain what exercise is to the body.” -Joseph Addison

FiT WiTH LiT BINGO is another exciting holiday game for all ages.

It consists of 25 challenges alternating between reading and exercise. The goal is the complete as many BINGOs as possible throughout the holiday season. Can you complete a SUPER BINGO – completing every challenge?

  • Mark each box once you have completed a random act.
  • Complete as many boxes as you can throughout the 30 days.
  • How long will it take you to complete 5 in a row either up, down, or diagonally?
  • Can you fill the entire board for a SUPER BINGO?
  • Create your own FIT with LIT BINGO card on the blank template.
  • Share your new BINGO card with your family and friends.

Also included is a blank template to create your own FiT WiTH LiT BINGO card.

Click here for access to this version of FiT WiTH LiT BINGO or click any of the pictures.

Did you know there’s another version of ? It’s the EXACT same challenge with a different look. Check it out below.

Click FiT WiTH LiT BINGO VERSION 2 or click the pictures for access to this version.

Finally, you may also enjoy 30 RANDOM ACTS of FAMILY, FUN, and FITNESS! 


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