Sometimes it's just too hard to pick someone to be it. In this case, why not play a game where every player get to be it! In this fun tag game, all players can be both tagged and tag others. But be careful, a tag results in a wound that needs a bandage. Luckily there's a special hospital nearby that will heal you so you can get back in the game when you're out of bandages. The Game of the Week is Bandaid Tag!
Group Size: Large group (10 or more)
Before You Start:
- Demonstrate safe tagging:
- Light touch, like a butterfly wings, on the shoulder.
- Unsafe tags: hard contact that might cause the person being tagged to fall.
- Review what to do when you get tagged
- Make sure players know where the hospital is and how to be fixed.
Designate a clear playing area. Designate a ‘hospital’ outside the play area
How To Play:
- In this game, every player is “it” and can both tag others and be tagged.
- If a player is tagged, s/he must take one hand and put it directly on the place where they were tagged. The hand is a “band aid”.
- S/he can continue to run around and avoid being tagged but they must keep their ‘band aid’ on, now s/he only has one free hand.
- If s/he is tagged again, s/he must take the other hand and place it on the second spot where s/he tagged. S/he can still continue to run around with both “band aids” on.
- If s/he is tagged a third time, s/he has to go to the ‘hospital’ and do ten jumping jacks to get back in.
- Players can be “treated” at the hospital by counting to 20 and then return to the game without any “band aids”.
- Players can go to the hospital at any time to remove any band-aids. They do not have to wait until they are tagged the second or third time.
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