Ball Tag

Game Description: 
A variation on classic tag that incorporates teamwork, throwing and catching
Objective: 
The "taggers" want to touch all the other children with a ball. The "non-taggers" want to avoid the taggers at all costs.
Game Rules: 
Nominate 1-3 children to become "Taggers" and give them a bib to identify them. Tell the other children that they have to now dodge and evade the taggers otherwise they are out (leave the game and watch till the next round). Taggers can now move around with the ball passing to each other. they can only tag whilst in possession with the ball (ball must touch the target).The ball cannot be thrown or kicked at the target during the game. The taggers have 1 - 2 mins to play the game and then the leader can choose participants.
Saftey Considerations: 
Ensure that children know the risks of placing their hands aggressively on others. Ensure the children understand how to use "safe hands" on bodies.
Progression (optional): 
To make the game more difficult the leader can indicate that the taggers must complete a certain amount of passes before they can tag the other children.
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Age: 
4 to 6 years
7 to 9 years
10 to 12 years
13 to 15 years
16 to 17 years
Type of Activity: 
Co-operative / Team Building / Ice Breaker
Multi-skill game
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Equipment Needed: 
Low Key (Balls, Balloons, Skipping ropes, Hoops)
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: 
Agility
Catch
Coordination
Dodge
Run
Throw