Round up the kids for some active fun with our Recess Enhancement Program's (REP) modern twist on Duck, Duck, Goose. An added element of competition makes this playground game a crowd favorite. 


Take that Spot

Who: Grades kindergarten to 5

Players: 15+

Time: 15 minutes+

Where: Auditorium, cafeteria, or small playground


How to Play: 

  • Form a circle, and select one player to be "it." 
  • The player selected as "it" will walk around the outside of the circle and tag someone with two fingers on the shoulder. 
  • The player who is tagged will run in the opposite direction of “it” on the outside of the circle, racing to get back to his or her spot. 
  • If "it" gets to the spot first, the tagged player becomes the new "it." 


Conflict-Resolution Tip

  • Instruct students to high five when switching places 



EASY: Speed walk.

MEDIUM: Skip. 

HARD: Back pedal. 


Check out more active recess games from Asphalt Green's REP team:

Fruit Salad

Hungry Wolf 

Circle Fireball