Newspaper Tag

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For players to run fast enough to not let the newspaper fall from their body, and in directions that will prevent them from getting caught by the police (with a pool noodle).

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

-Equipment List:

  • One pool noodle for every 7-10 players

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • One out of every 7-10 players is given a pool noodle cut for half-length.

  • All other players have a page from a newspaper that they hold in front of their body.


  • On the leader's signal to begin the police with pool noodles will attempt to tag other players.

  • Other players must run fast enough that the newspaper in front of their body stays affixed to their body without the newspaper being held by their hands.

  • If a newspaper falls of a runner that runner trades places with a police.

  • If a police tags a player with a newspaper, they switch places.


-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

    • What is the secret to keeping the newspaper affixed to your body?

    • What is the best strategy for the police to catch someone?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:


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