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Freeze Thaw Tag

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For taggers to freeze all the players

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run

-Equipment List:

  • 1 half length pool noodles for each of the taggers (2-4).

  • 1 hula hoop for each thawer (1-2)


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Players are in a scattered position in the playing area.

  • 2-4 players are taggers and each hold a half-length pool noodle.

  • 1-2 players are thawers and each hold a hula hoop.


  • On the leader's signal to begin taggers attempt to tag other players.

  • When a players are tagged by a pool noodle they hold their hands together and in the air, and stand like frozen icicles.

  • The thawers attend to the icicles by running to them, sliding the hoop over the icicle, and then the icicle is thawed and becomes a running player again.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation:

    • Instead of icicles the tagged players become tall trees swaying in the wind--keeps all players more active. 

  • Questions for understanding?

    • How can players effectively avoid getting frozen?

    • How can taggers most effectively capture everyone?

    • How can the thawers most effectively thaw players the quickest?

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