Backyard Game
Ball Tag

Description

A normal game of tag, completely mixed up!

Materials

A soft or or rubber bouncy ball
A large playing space
5 large household items (if you don't have any use rocks!)
Tape (make 2 squares facing each other,but very far apart and are big enough for everyone to fit in)

1

First, have all of the players choose a tagger. The tagger is then equipped with a ball.

2

The tagger places the 5 items inside of one of the squares while the rest of the players sit or stand in the other square, which is now their base.

3

On the count of five, the players run forward, trying to grab one of the five items without being tagged by the ball.

4

If a player is tagged by the ball they must freeze until another player tags them.

5

If a player is frozen holding an item, the tagger is allowed to take the item from the player while they are frozen and return the item back to the base (Note: the player won't be unfrozen if an item is taken from them while they are frozen).

6

The tagger is not allowed to take items back from the other players' base.

7

If a player accidentally touches the tagger's ball if it is on the ground, they are frozen.

8

The tagger is cannot to tag people with their hands.

9

The game is over when either the players successfully removed all 5 of the items or the tagger has successfully tagged everyone!

10

For a fun twist, add more items to the tagger's base!