Too Much "Slow" Food Tag

Objective:

To freeze players by tagging them with "slow" foods while other players try to unfreeze them with "go" foods.

Materials:

  • 4-6 sacks: paper grocery bags or small mesh or cloth duffle bags
  • Playground balls
  • Balloons

Set-Up

  • Fill 2 or 3 sacks with playground balls
  • Fill 2 or 3 sacks with blown-up balloons (could substitute light, Nerf™ balls)
  • If needed, use cones to define boundaries of play

How to Play:

  1. This game is played in a scatter formation like freeze-tag.
  2. Select two-three players to be "SLOW" snack foods. Give each of them a sack of playground balls. Tell them the balls represent "slow" or "no" foods like sweets, soda, fruit punch, potato chips, fried food, etc.
  3. Select two-three more players to be GO snack foods. Give each of these players a sack of balloons. Tell them the balloons represent super snacks like low-fat milk, apples, peanut butter, whole-wheat crackers, reduced-fat cheese, carrots and other healthy food group foods.
  4. The SLOW snacks must carry their sacks (without dropping any balls) and try to tag the other players, who may run in any direction within the given boundaries. Anyone they tag is frozen because he/she is full of SLOW foods.
  5. The GO snacks must carry their sack of balloons and unfreeze anyone who is stuck from "eating" the slow foods. By tagging a frozen player and filling them with GO snacks, they allow that player to run again.
  6. The GO snacks must carry their sack of balloons and unfreeze anyone who is stuck from "eating" the slow foods. By tagging a frozen player and filling them with GO snacks, they allow that player to run again.