Chair Tag

Just as fun and exciting as regular tag - but takes up a lot less room
1 chair

1. Have all the players make as large a circle as they can.
2. Place a chair in the center of the circle.
3. Select someone to be "it".
4. Place "It" in the chair.

How to Play

1. On "go", the kids in the circle do their best to "taunt" the person sitting in the chair by dodging in and out of their place in the circle towards the seated "it".
2. "It's" bottom must stay on that chair. "It" may stretch their arms and legs as far as possible to "tag" the other players, BUT cannot get up.
3. Once a person has been tagged a new "it" is chosen.


1. Change the name of the key players to fit a theme!
Such as:
Train Station Master and individual trains
Ship Captain and unruly pirates
Hunter and sneaky foxes
Venus fly trap and bugs
Spider in a web and flies
2. It's also fun to add a little song for the children to sing while taunting. Here's an example where a frog is "it":
"Frog in the middle can't catch me, frog in the middle cute as can be!"
Children can sing this while running and skipping around the chair. Use these words, or make up your own. Keep it simple, light, and fun.


1. Encourage players to get as close as they dare to the chair.
2. Encourage "it" to use all their body parts...legs, head, toes...
3. As the play intensifies, you may need to keep reminding "it" to keep their bottom planted.

Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Competitive (has winners and losers)
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Number of Players
5 to 10
10 to 20
Prep Time
No prep time needed!
Space Needed
Medium (a clearable open space the size of a 2-car garage)
Team Division
Every man for himself (individual players)