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Bucket Tag

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ITs try to tag everyone before players free themselves by tossing a beanbag into a bucket.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

  • Run

  • Dodge

  • Manipulative Send

  • Throw

-Equipment List:

  • One dozen beanbags.

  • Four buckets.


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Define the playing area and make a square in the middle of the playing area approximately two paces across each way.

  • Place the 12 beanbags into the middle of the square.

  • Place the buckets a reasonable distance (so players can reasonably toss a beanbag into the buckets with some success) from the edge of the square.

  • Players stand in a scattered position in the playing area--but outside the inner square.

  • Define an IT.


  • On the leader's signal to begin the IT attempts to tag the other players.

  • If players are tagged, they go into the centre square and attempt to toss a beanbag into a bucket--any beanbags that land in a bucket frees the tosser and the beanbag remains in the bucket.

  • If the IT tags all players and there are no players left to tag the IT wins.

-Questions & Notes:

  • What are some ways players can improve their accuracy when tossing the beanbag into the buckets?

  • NOTE: Thanks to a son-in-law for this game :)

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