Tail Tag

There's a reason cats and dogs chase their own tail - it's fun!
Supplies
Pins to attach the tail (optional)
Setup

1. Select one person to be the "head" of the animal.
2. Select one person to be the "tail" of the animal. (You can pin a tail to this person to accentuate the game, but it isn't necessary. Just beware of sharp poking pins if you do!)
3. Line up all the children one behind the other, holding on to each others shoulders or waists.
4. The "head" should be at the front and the "tail" at the end.

How to Play

1. On "Go," the head starts running towards the tail.
2. Each of the body parts has to run as well in order to stay attached to the person in front of them.
3. The tail also has to move with the rest of the body to stay attached, but is trying desperately to stay away from the "head."
4. This continues until the head is able to grab ahold of its tail.
5. Once the tail is caught, two new people are selected to be the "head" and the "tail."

Variations

1. This game can also be "Train Tag." Creating the body of a train with children, the Engine (head of the train) tries to chase the Caboose (end of the train).

Stats
Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Age
Toddler
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Competitiveness
Non-competitive (cooperative)
Difficulty
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Indoor/Outdoor
Either
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Rowdy
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
All together now! (everyone works together)