Drop the Cookie!
Large Group (10 and up)
Sense of boundaries, eye-foot coordination, listening to directions.
Before You Start
- Show players the “cookies” (half-cones) and tell them ‘how delicious they are.’
- Remind players what a safe tag looks like (soft like a butterfly on the arms, shoulders and back) and tell them what the boundaries are.
Use a large play area with clear boundaries appropriate for the number of players.
How to Play
- Hand out cones to about one-third of the group.
- The players who do not have cones chase those who do. When they tag them, they yell “Drop the cookie!”
- The player who is tagged must drop it and run away (becoming a tagger).
- The tagger picks up the cone and then is chased by the other players.
- Exchange the cones for pool noodles. Players then yell “Drop the Linguine!”
- Replace the cones with other equipment.
- Have the cones represent another object, such as a ball or pizza.
- Have players yell other’s names, such as “Hey (name), drop the cookie!”, to reinforce learning names.
- If played indoors, emphasize safety and spatial awareness by alternating movement, such as hopping, walking or playing on knees.