Mystery Tag

This Mystery Tag activity & project also includes:

When the chosen person yells "Face the wall!" everyone on the opposite end faces the wall while the tagger counts down from five and hides behind an exercise mat. When the tagger gets to zero, everyone runs across the gym to the other side trying not to get tagged. If runners peek they become a tagger; if they get tagged they become a tagger; and if they touch a mat they become a tagger.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge runners to make it to the other side of the gym within a certain amount of time. If they don't make it then they become a tagger
  • Make sure everyone plays fair and recognizes that if they get tagged they are out
Classroom Considerations

  • Exercise mats are necessary
  • Intended for the gymnasium
  • Choose a lead tagger at random
Pros

  • Allows for multiple rounds
  • Does not single out any people to be one tagger
  • Allows for continuous running
Cons

  • None