7-Up Tag!

Games & Activities for kids & adults of all ages

4+
kids
K-6
grade
5
fives
10+
min.
  • Development Goals: To develop hand-eye coordination & a sense of shared space
  • Skills: Running, Agility, Safe Tagging, spatial awareness, evasion

Ready...

Equipment Needed: colored jerseys

Set Up: Designate a large play area with clear boundaries that has room for students to run

Before You Start:

  • Review the boundaries

  • Pick 7 people to be taggers

  • Have the taggers put on the colored pennies

  • Demonstrate safe tagging

  • Light touch, like butterfly wings, on the shoulder

  • Unsafe tags: hard contact that might cause the person being tagged to fall.

SET...

How to Play:

-7 taggers stand in the play area while the rest of the group stands on a boundary line

-The students on the boundary line turn around and close their eyes and stick out their thumb

-7 taggers go around and tap one thumb

  • When they are done, the taggers say “Heads Up, 7-up!”

  • The students that were tagged then have to chase the 7 taggers to find out who tapped their thumb

  • The students that were tagged continue tagging the original taggers until they find out who tagged them

  • If a tagger did not tap a student’s thumb, they must say “Not me!”

  • Coach can do a countdown to start a new round

GO!

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