Everyone’s It Tag
Large Group (10 and up)
10 minutes or more
To develop eye-hand coordination and spatial awareness.
Before You Start
- Demonstrate safe tagging:
- Light tough, like a bufferyfly’s wings, on the shoulder
- Unsafe tags: hard contact that might cause the person being tagged to fall
- Review the boundaries and the consequences for going outside them:
- Start count over from zero
- Perform 10 jumping jacks to get back in
Establish boundaries: a relatively small, safe area so that constant motion is encouraged.
How to Play
- The object is for players to tag and keep a running count of everyone they touch in three minutes.
- No one person is “it” and no one stops playing or “freezes” when tagged.
- Adjusting the amount of time for tagging and the location of the boundaries between rounds can add fun and variety.
- If someone is tagged, they must subtract one from their running tally.
- Play Watch Your Back Tag, a fun alternative to Everybody’s It Tag.