Doctors vs Germs

Game Description: 
A simple but fun team warm up game. No equipment needed.
Each round a new team is called out as the taggers!
Game Rules: 
Two teams face each other lying down on their stomachs in the middle of the floor. One team will be the Doctors and the other will be the Germs. The leader will call either "DOCTORS!" or "GERMS!". The team that is called out must chase and try to tag the other team before they get to the sideline. Once tagged the person will switch team and become a Germ if they were a Doctor, and a Doctor if they were a Germ. The game continues for several rounds, with players constantly switching teams.
Saftey Considerations: 
If playing indoors, have children run towards a line on the floor, instead of running to touch a wall. This can prevent hand or wrist injuries, etc.
Adaptations (optional): 
Have children move in different ways. Ex. hopping, crab walking, galloping, bear walking.
Average: 4 (5 votes)
7 to 9 years
Type of Activity: 
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: