Kids get active and have a blast playing Steal the Bacon, a Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game. 


REP Game: Steal the Bacon

Who: Grades K-8 

Players: 6+ 

Time: 10 minutes+ 

Where: Auditorium, cafeteria, gymnasium, hallway, playground 

Equipment: Cones or tape 

How to Play  

  • Players line up and stand 6 feet away from each other. Form two teams. Each team lines up on the sidelines. 
  • The leader will give each player a number. Players must remember their number. 
  • When players hear their number, they run towards the bacon (cone or tape), tap it with their foot, and run back to their team's line. 
  • The first player to run back and sit down gets one point. 
  • The team with the most points wins! 

Check for Understanding  

  • Show your number with your fingers. 
  • Point to the bacon. 

Game Tip  

  • Have players say their number and point to the person who has their same number. 

Conflict Resolution Tip  

  • Tell players that the score will be rolled over to the next day so there are no winners or losers. 


Easy: Run

Medium: Hop  

Hard: Backpedal 

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