Off the Ground Tag

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

  • Grades 1-2

  • None

  • Under 10 minutes

Before You Start

  • Designate a large playing area
  • Demonstrate safe tagging:
    • Light touch, like butterfly wings on the shoulder
    • Unsafe tags: hard contact that might cause the person being tagged to fall
  • Demonstrate what is considered “off the ground”

How to Play

  • Designate a chaser.
  • During the game the chaser cannot tag another player if he or she is not on the ground (such as standing on a bench or curb).
  • A tagged player then joins the chaser until there are a few players left


Players are safe if they are standing on a designated surface such as painted lines or anything green.