There are so many fun types of tag or chasey games and I love Tails Tag because the child has to be quick on their feet, thinking on the offense and the defence at the same time! It’s great for getting children active 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 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 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.
What is your favourite group game to get kids moving?