Get your kids active with our Recess Enhancement Program's (REP) game, Bulldog! This tag game is ideal for spaces where kids can really run. It will get the blood pumping and have everyone exhausted by the end while also working out the most important muscle of all — the brain!





Who: Grades K-2

Players: 10+ 

Time: 15 minutes+ 

Where: Small playground

Equipment: None


How to Play 

  • Line up! One person is the Bulldog.
  • The Bulldog will call out “Bulldog, Bulldog, 1, 2, 3.”
  • When you hear this, you must run to the other side without getting tagged.
  • If you are tagged, you become a Bulldog too.

Check for Understanding 

  • Point to where you are running to.
  • What does the Bulldog say?

Game Tip 

  • Have the Bulldog use different callouts to make sure the students are listening.

Conflict-Resolution Tip

  • Have students practice tagging each other with 2 fingers.

Indoor Tip

  • Have the Bulldog whisper the callouts.


  • Easy: Have the tagged students freeze in place
  • Medium: Have 2+ Bulldogs
  • Hard: Have students hop instead of run


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