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Steal the Bacon Game

Have your child working on their team skills while social distancing! This simple game will have the children cheering each other on while working on their attention skills.

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How to Play Steal the Bacon

This is a very easy game to get your child paying attention and focused on team building. Split into two teams and assign each player a number. When their number is called, the children have to run to the “bacon,” tap it with their toe and run back to their spot. The team to get the most points wins! 🏆 Get competitive: Have the children cheer each other on and focus on the team building. Make sure to be good sports about winning and losing. 🔀 Change it up. Have the leader decide if the players should get the bacon by running, crawling, skipping or anything else they can think of!


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Learning Outcomes






Taking part in setting and following rules


Step 1:

Tape two pieces of tape (the “bacon”) on the ground 6 feet apart from each other.

Step 2:

Have the children form two teams of equal size and line up on opposite sides of the room.

Step 3:

If the teams are uneven, have the remaining child be the leader. Have the leader assign each child a number from one to however many children are on each team.

Step 4:

When the leader calls out their number, the player has to run to the “bacon” (a long piece of tape on the ground) and tap it with their foot. The player needs to run back to their spot before the other to get a point. The team with the most points wins!

⬆️ For older preschoolers: Have them do different movements to get to the bacon, like crab walk.

⬇️ For younger toddlers:  You might need to have an adult be the leader of the activity.

Playful Questions

What is your number? 

Who has the same number as you on the other team? 

Where is the bacon? 

What do you do when you get to the bacon?

How many points to the team member who gets back to their spot first?

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