Tag games are the perfect way for a big group of kids to play together, no matter what their age, gender, or ability!
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We always have a gaggle of kids running around our neighborhood together at all hours of the day. They ride bikes, play on their Spooner Boards on the grass, draw on the driveway with sidewalk chalk, jump rope, etc.
This cooperative game called Blob Tag is so much fun and gets everyone working and laughing together!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Kids (the more the better)
-An open space to play!
WHAT TO DO:
One child will begin as the blob (“it”). The rest of the players scatter about the playing area. The “it” player attempts to tag the other players.
When another player gets tagged, he must join hands with the “it” player – forming the blob and running together to tag other kids.
As more players get tagged, they hold hands with either end of the blob and the blob grows and grows! At any one time, the blob will only have two hands available for tagging (one on each end).
The object of the game is to be the last player captured by the blob.
RULES TO REMEMBER:
-Only the end players of the BLOB can tag others.
-The BLOB must remain intact in order to tag others.
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Try giving a pool noodle to each free hand of the blob to help with tagging.
-You can designate end lines with painter’s tape, sidewalk chalk, cones, etc. to keep the playing area smaller.
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Gross motor skills, endurance, social skills, cognitive skills
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Thank you for the ideas.