“Frozen” tag

Does anyone else have young classes that are obsessed with the movie Frozen?  My students love it when I put on Frozen music for them to listen to while we are doing our activities.  We have danced with ribbon wands to Frozen, learned to scarf juggle to Frozen, rolled balls, etc, etc.  They can’t get enough of that soundtrack!  And while I am getting sick of it, I love it when they are all engaged in a physical activity while singing at the top of their lungs a Frozen song!  So, here is an old game with a new Frozen twist . . .

The game is usually called “stuck in the mud”.  I changed it to “frozen tag” and we listen to “Frozen Heart” while we play.  Choose 3-4 children to be taggers.  I use a yarn ball for them to tag with.  When the music begins, they try and tag other students.  When you are tagged you must freeze with your legs spread apart into a bridge.  To get “unfrozen”  another student must crawl under your legs.  Play for a few minutes and then change-up who your taggers are.  You can also designate the movement used — instead of running you must fast-walk, skip, gallop, etc.

I usually play tag games only outdoors, not in the gym, to avoid injuries on the hard floor.  I found that using this music, which has a slow beat, slows the game down enough to keep the movement at a safe level for indoors.

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