1. Tag Games
  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Ages 3-5

  • None

  • 10 Minutes

Development Goal

To develop spatial awareness

Before You Start

  • Make sure all players understand how to tag safely.
  • Review that everyone gets one turn, and that students should ‘take’ the spot of the player they’ve tagged

Set Up

Classroom with chairs and space to move.

How to Play

  • Everyone begins standing behind his/her chair.
  • A player is chosen to begin, and s/he must quickly tag another player and take his/her chair.
  • The player that’s been tagged must tag another player and take his/her spot.
  • Each player may only have one turn per round (tip – have players raise their hands if they have not had a turn yet).
  • Each player has 5 seconds to tag another player, and the adult facilitates the game by counting down loudly for each student.


  • Players can move in pairs.
  • Players can have more or less time.
  • Players can be required to do a special “hi-five” to “tag” someone.
  • Players in the class can work together as a team to reach a certain time goal.