There are so many fun types of tag or chasey games! This game of Tails Tag requires children to be quick on their feet, and thinking on the offense and the defense at the same time!
It’s a great active game for kids, with the potential to burn plenty of excess energy in a short time frame, and it can be played in open spaces both indoors and outdoors.
Games for Kids: How to Play Tails
Recommended Age: 5+ years. You’ll need 4 or more players.
Equipment needed: One sock, bandana or small fabric square to act as a tail for each child. You will also need a clearly designated open space for the children to run around in.
Each child tucks a ‘tail’ into the back of their shorts.
The children run around the play space trying to capture the tails of the other players whilst also keeping their own tail safe.
If a child’s tail is captured, they perform a pre-agreed fitness activity – e.g. 5 jumping jacks or hop on the spot 5 times. They can then re-join the game, trying to capture a new tail from another player.
Play ends after a specified time period or when one child captures all of the tails.
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