Ten Alternatives to Tag - Professional Article

Ten Alternatives to Tag
by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer

Principals and schools continue to give unsatisfactory reviews to tag at recess. Below are 10 game alternatives for elementary school recess.
  1. Jumprope- A jump rope used in the game of skipping played by children and sometimes young adults for exercise. One child jumps over a spinning rope so that it passes under their feet and over their heads. Two participants turn the rope. Children often chant jump-rope rhymes while jumping rope. Participants may simply jump until they tire or make a mistake, they may improvise tricks, or they may have to carry out a predetermined set of tricks.
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