Get your kids active with our Recess Enhancement Program's (REP) game, Ultimate Tag! 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!




Ultimate Tag

Who: Grades 3-5

Players: 20+ 

Time: 15 minutes+ 

Where: Large playground

Equipment: Four cones


How to Play 

  • Everyone is “it.”
  • Tag with 2 fingers above the waist.
  • When you’re tagged, take a knee and watch who tagged you.
  • When that person is tagged and takes a knee, you’re back in the game!
  • Keep playing until you’re tagged again.

Check for Understanding 

  • How many fingers do you tag with?
  • Who do you watch when you are tagged?

Game Tip 

  • Use students to demonstrate the rules of the game.

Conflict-Resolution Tip

  • Help students rejoin the game by giving them a high-five.

Indoor Tip

  • Switch to walking or skipping to slow the pace.


  • Easy: Tag on the shoulder only.
  • Medium: Tagged students must stand on one leg.
  • Hard: Tagged students must run in place.


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