Dinosaur Tag

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Phoebe Rowbottom

Materials needed:
2 green balls, 2 red balls, 2 sashes of the same colour

6 children are chosen out of the class to be dinosaurs while the other children run around and try to avoid getting caught.

2 children of those children hold the green balls or “freeze balls” and 2 of the children hold the red balls or “dance balls”. The remaining 2 children are to wear sashes and it is their job to be officers and unfreeze the children that have been caught by the freeze and dance dinosaurs.

This means that whenever the freeze dinosaurs move towards the other children, those children have to freeze in order to prevent getting caught and whenever they see a dance dinosaur coming towards them they need to dance to prevent getting caught. If a child is caught, they need to freeze in a dinosaur pose until the officers come and unfreeze them.

(More dinosaurs can be added, if desired, and actions can be altered to suit individual needs)

If you have a small class, only elect one child per dinosaur.

Do you have any other suggestions for different actions? Leave a comment...


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Maybe instead of freezing you could do something like jumping jacks or crouching down and act like a frog so the children aren't just sitting as this gives them energy to talk. Hope this helps