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“Monster Tag” for 4-6 year olds
Improve the dribbling abilities of the youngest players in this fun “Monster Tag” game.
Objective: to improve co-ordination, dribbling skills
Age group: 4-6
Set up: create a playing area big enough for all your players to run around in.
How to play: All the players are inside the grid and all but three have a football ball.
The three without a ball form a “blobby monster” by holding hands.
The monster moves freely in the grid and tries to kick any player’s ball out of the grid.
If a player’s ball leaves the grid he/she joins the blobby monster.
Once a chain has six or more players, have it break apart into two smaller chains.
What to say to your players:
- “Stay away from the monster!”- that’s the purpose of the game.
- “Don’t get trapped” – move into space away from the blob.
- “Keep control of the ball” – don’t kick it too far away.
- “Work together” – the monster must work as a team. They must stay together when kicking balls out of the grid.