In "Moral Tales," a Tapestry of Faith program
This is a cooperative game of tag that involves the children in helping one another. You can play it a number of ways, using these basic rules:
The game ends if everyone is frozen, or when you end it by sounding the chime or other instrument.
If space is limited you can play Bean Bag Frozen Tag. Every child must move while holding a bean bag on his/her head. If a child is tagged, he/she must put the bean bag on the ground and stay frozen until a helper picks it up and puts it back on his/her head without dropping their own. If children drop their bean bags while moving, they also freeze with their bean bag on the floor until a helper rescues them.
The goal of this activity is for the children to experience what it is like to help someone else even when it involves risk to oneself. Children will also experience what it feels like to need someone else's help and have a chance to think intentionally about how they wish to be treated.
Children who have limited mobility can play from their chairs and can be tagged and unfrozen just as the other children; make it clear to the group that everyone is in the game, whether or not they are moving around when unfrozen.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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