- How many people do you need to play this game?
- What kind of boundaries will you set?
- What materials do you need for this activity?
- Give everyone a “tail.” It could be a Necker, sock, piece of string, etc. They will then tuck it into their waistband of their pants.
- Create boundaries for your playing space.
- Everybody is “it” and the objective is to try to pull the tails off of the other players.
- If someone pulls your tail off, then you are out.
- The last player with their tail wins.
- You can adapt it so there are only a few players “it”, or have it as a countdown where the person with the most tails at the end wins.
- How did your boundaries affect the results of this game?
- What would you change next time?
- What did you find that worked or didn’t work for you to be successful?
- “Tails” – neckers, string, flags, socks, etc. enough for 1 per person
Keep it Simple
- To get the hang of this game, try Slow-Motion Tag first. Only take steps when your Scouter counts, and learn how to pull “tails” gently.
Take it Further
- When you get someone’s tail, tuck it in to your waistband. Keep playing until one player has all the tails!