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Towel Tag

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Scott Lustig from Estacada, Oregon submitted this fun tag game for grades 3-8. 

Here is a fun tagging activity that we have been using with great success. You”ll need a towel for every student.

How to Play: Each student is given a towel. The students find a partner and hold one of the towels between them. The partners scatter on the playing area. One set of partners is “It.” On your signal, It will try to tag the other players. When tagged, the one tagged player of the pair joins the taggers to make a group of three. All three players are connected by a towel. The other player is now solo and may be chased by any of the tagging teams. The “blob” will continue to grow. Play until all of the sets of partners have been tagged.

Variations:

1.) For a quicker and faster paced game, assign more pairs to be “It.” If tagged, you and your partner join the growing blob.

2.) When tagged, the solo player puts on a jersey, grabs a towel, and swings it above his head, shouting “New Tagger!” At this time, he becomes a tagger. Now there are two “blobs” in the game. By the end of the game, there will be many taggers.

One Response to “Towel Tag”

  1. Tom Huben January 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    This is an awesome idea! What a unique addition to the “tag” category of games. Very creative and I can’t wait to try it!

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