Tag Games

Blob Tag

Select two players to hold inside hands and start as the ”Blob.” The other players scatter throughout the play area. The Blob chases the other players and attempts to tag them by using their outside hands. Once touched, a player joins the Blob by holding hands. When four players make up the Blob, the Blob is divided in half, and now there are two blobs. Each blob continues to grow and split when they have four players. This continues until all players have been caught.

Bridge Tag

Choose one or more “ITS.” When an “it” tags a free player, the player must form a bridge by using their feet and hands. ( A plank position) The tagged player must stay in this position until a free player rescues him by crawling under the bridge. The game is continuous and doesn’t end until all the players are in a bridge position, or time has been called.

Buddy Tag

This game is for 6 or more players (the more players, the more fun it is to play!) and should be played in an open area. In this game, you have to hold on to a buddy to avoid being tagged! To play, one person is "it" and one person is the runner. Everyone else finds a partner and links arms. The pairs of buddies scatter around the playing field. The person who is "it" tries to tag the runner. To avoid being caught, the runner has to link up with a pair of buddies before "it" can tag him. When the runner finds a buddy, he links arms and is safe . . . but now the buddy on the other side of the pair becomes the runner! If the runner is tagged before she can link up with a pair of buddies, she's now "it," and "it" becomes the runner. The game can go on forever, so stop playing when you're out of breath!

Cartoon Tag

Choose one or more “ITS.” On a starting signal, the its chase the other players and attempt to tag as many as possible. Any player can avoid being tagged by kneeling with one on the ground and, at the same time, saying the name of a cartoon character. However, a given cartoon name can only be used once!

Chain Tag

Choose one player to be “it”. When the “it” tags one of the other players, they join inside hands and then proceed to chase the others. The chain grows with each tagged player. The chain cannot break up. The game continues until all players are part of the chain.

Clothespin Tag

Keep your clothespin to win. This game is for 5 or more players and should be played outside or in an open area. To play, you need one clothespin for each player. Clip a clothespin to the back of your shirt. On the word "Go!," try to steal the other players' clothespins without letting anyone get your clothespin. When your clothespin is taken or falls off, you're out. The last player with a clothespin wins.

Monster Tag

Pick an area of your house or yard that is large enough to mark off a circle. You'll need to use some masking tape or rope to close in the circle as this will be the playing ground for your "monster". It goes without saying that you'll need to make the inside of the circle free of any objects that they might trip over or run into.

Toss a coin to pick the first "Monster". The monster wears a monster mask and monster hands. They also have a blindfold placed over their eyes, they aren't supposed to see. This is a hearing and touching game.

All players have to stay within the circle while the monster wanders around with their arms reaching out to catch the players. When the "monster" moans or growls, all the players must moan or growl back and extend their arms. This is how the "monster" finds his/her victims. When a player gets tagged, they becomes the next "monster" and gets to wear the mask.

Stuck in the Mud

All the fun of mud without the mess! This game is for 4 or more players and should be played in an open area. To play, pick someone to be it." When "it" tags someone, she is stuck in the mud and can't move. To get unstuck, someone else has to crawl through her legs. If everybody gets tagged, the game is over. The last person to be tagged is "it" in the next round.