This PE lesson plan incorporates chasing and fleeing and is a great option for class time indoors or outdoors. The students are all “it” and each tag is a new “wound.” Students can heal themselves by performing a wellness task and get back in the game. Check out the full instructions for Hospital Tag and any supplies needed to make the activity a success.
Hospital Tag SPARK PE Class Activity
This quick set-up activity offers the chance to discuss heart disease and the importance of physical activity. Start the activity with a conversation about the causes of heart disease and what students can do to prevent it. Encourage them to get creative in their choices of physical activity and list any simple or sneaky ways to get some exercise in throughout the day.
Hospital tag only requires space and cones to mark the boundaries of the activity area. All of the students start scattered throughout the activity area. When they hear “Hospital Tag,” the goal is to try and tag as many other students as possible. When a student is tagged, they have a “wound” and must cover it with one hand. If they are tagged again they have two “wounds” and have to exit the activity area to “heal” themselves. Once they are “healed” they can re-enter the game with both hands free.
To heal themselves, students can perform a wellness task such as:
- 5 push-ups
- 5 jumping jacks
- 5 jump tucks
To view the full instructions and to see additional challenge ideas to add to the game, view the full lesson plan below:
In order to play Hospital Tag with your class, you’ll need:
- A group of 5 or more students
- At least 30×30 paces activity area
- 4 Boundary Cones
More PE Games and Activity Ideas
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