Triangle Tag

Before You Start: 
  • Divide players into groups of four with three of the four holding hands in a circle.
  • Help players choose one of the three players holding hands to be the “runner”, the person to be tagged.
  • Demonstrate safe tagging:
    • Light touch, like a butterfly wings, on the shoulder.
    • Unsafe tags: hard contact that might cause the person being tagged to fall.
Set Up: 

Designate a clear playing area.

How to Play: 
  • The player outside the circle is the “tagger”, trying to tag the runner.
  • The other two players holding hands in the circle will help to protect the designated runner by moving the circle in different directions.
  • The tagger cannot go inside the circle and s/he cannot lean on the arms of the people holding hands. Once the tagger has tagged the runner, the positions change.
  • Keep an eye on the play and make sure groups are changing positions.
Variations: 
  • Place a cone in the middle of the triangle and have players move around that cone.
  • Tornado Tag: Have the two players who are protecting the runner keep their eyes closed.

Core Value:
This activity is a great example of responsibility because the players holding hands is trying to protect the "Runner" from the "Tagger".

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