Triangle Tag

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-Objective:

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For the tagger to tag the player on the opposite side of the three-player triangle, and the three-player triangle to help the player not get tagged.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

  • Dodge

  • Run

  • Side step

-Equipment List:

  • Four half-length pool noodles per group of four players.

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-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Three players hold three triangles forming a triangle, and determine who will be the one to be tagged--players must keep their own hands next to each other as they hold the pool noodles.

  • A fourth player is the IT and holds a half-length pool noodle.

  • The IT stands opposite the player that is to be tagged.

  • Sometimes a pylon or or cone or spot can be placed in the middle of the triangle, as a spot that needs to stay in the centre of the triangle throughout the game.

-Instructions:

  • On the groups decision to begin the tagger tries to tag the one to be tagged.

  • The three-player triangle can spin to block the tagger from  tagging the one to be tagged.

  • The tagger can not tag the one to be tagged across the triangle.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Notes:

  • This is a very vigorous game for the tagger so do switch roles frequently--at least every time a player is tagged, but sometimes before then.

  • Make sure groups of triangles are far enough apart to not run into each other.

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • What are important strategies to be used by the three-player triangle to protect the one to be tagged?

  • What are important strategies for the tagger to tag the one to be tagged?