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Chain Tag

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For several chains of people to capture all the players.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

  • Run

-Equipment List:

  • Two half length pool noodles per pairs of Its.


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Depending on the number of players assign several pairs of players as partners and give each of those players a half-length pool noodle.

  • All players are in a scattered position within the playing area.


  • On the signal to begin the Its (players holding hands and holding a pool noodle) attempt to tag free players.

  • When a free player is tagged, that player holds the end of that chain and the pool noodle and then the longer chain of players attempts to tag others.

  • Play till all players are caught.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variations:

  • Use different types of locomotion requirements for all players (gallop, skip, jump...)

  • Questions for understanding:

  • What strategies are effective for the chains of players (individually or working together) to capture the free players?

  • What strategies help free players avoid getting tagged?

  • How does it feel to be one of the last ones tagged? Why?

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