Here is a fun little variation of tag for a group of children. Materials Hoola hoops (although this is not necessary as you will see, but helps younger children learning the game) Directions Choose a large space for this activity such as field/park or gymnasium. Have the children group into partners. Put out hula hoops (nests) for each partnership minus one. (E.g., If you have 20 children, put out 9 hula hoops.) Have the children stand with their partner in the hula hoop with one of each their arms linked. The remaining pair will take on the role of a bird and a predator to a bird (e.g., a fox). The bird must “fly” (run) away from the fox. However, the bird may join a partner in a nest (linking to one partner, makes the partner on the other side the new bird). If the fox successfully tags the bird, then they switch roles. If you find that the current bird is not joining a nest, giving other players a chance, incorporate a count down after a specific amount of time. To increase the complexity of the game, you could add two pairs of birds and foxes. Purpose Gross motor skill development Safety Notes Just remind players to be aware of others when playing a running game with multiple people. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.