Top & Bottom Tag
An active, icebreaker game for junior youth and large groups
- Play anywhere
- Multiple Teams
- Standard (15 - 45 mins)
- No cost
- No Mess
- Large Groups
- No Prep
How To Play Top & Bottom Tag
A reasonably open space and players.
Gather your players into two teams. Tell one team to put one of their hands on their head, and the other team to put one of their hands on their rear. Then tell them that if they are tagged by someone on the other team, they must switch (players with their hand on their heads who are tagged by players with their hand on their rear switch to the hand-on-rear team and vise-versa); and that the team that ends with all the players on it wins.
This should adapt easily to groups of different sizes; I once played it with an entire day camp of about 200 kids!
Some notes: Players can switch sides as many times as they are tagged by players on the other team.
One good player can completely rebuild the team they are playing on if it's loosing (If it's loosing too early, hopefully one of your leaders is a skilled player and can switch teams).
Additional teams could be added - hips and shoulders seem like good possibilities - but I've only played it with the two teams.
Game time depends on the number and skill of players - a bunch of great players on one team might end the game quickly, while a large number of players in the game might make it long. If it's too short just run it again; if it's too long declare the team with the most players the winner after your time limit.
on 19 May 2012