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Games engage children's imaginations. Embellish this game by adding a variety of means of locomotion to the basic directions.
1. Take your class or team outside to a large field. The children will be "scrambled eggs in motion".
2. One child chooses the first ingredient to add to the scrambled eggs. The chosen ingredient will be the signal to stop.
For example, let's say broccoli is chosen.
3. The teacher says, "Run!" and the children run around until the teacher yells, "Broccoli!"
4. Then a new ingredient is chosen and you play again.
1. MEMORY: Children stop and recall all the ingredients named at any point in the game.
2. UPPER BODY EXERCISE: Kids pretend to be stirring each time they are stopped.
3. NUTRITION: Kids categorize the ingredients by food groups upon returning to the classroom.
4. LANGUAGE ARTS: Children copy and alphabetize the names of the ingredients when back in the classroom.
This game was adapted with permission from Moving with a Purpose, Human Kinetics.