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Tag and Add

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To not be an It.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run​

-Equipment List:

  • Three playing cards per player

  • 1 Tag-It Mitt for 2/5th of the players (or pool noodles).


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Each player is given three playing cards (A =1, J =11, Q=12, K=13)

  • Two-fifth of the players are given a Mitt

  • Players stand in a scattered formation around the playing area


  • On the leader’s signal to begin, taggers attempt to tag players without Mitts.

  • When a player is tagged,

    • Both players face each other with their cards in front of them face-down.

    • Each player picks a card from the other player and players simultaneously flip the cards.

    • The first player to say the correct answer (adding the two cards) is free to go, the other player holds the Mitt and attempts to tag another player (no tag backs).

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation

    • In a classroom have players place a scrap piece of paper under both feet and then they skate around the room—this slows the speed down so players do not bump hard into a desk…

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