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Crane Tag

 
Crane Tag


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Preparation:

  1. Before the party, mark two goal lines across from each other using string or masking tape.
  2. The goal lines should be fairly close together (i.e. no more than 20 feet apart).
  3. You may need to adjust the distance for the age of the children.
  4. Also, you can move the lines closer to each other if you find that the participants are getting too tired during the game.


How to Play:
  1. At the party, pick one player to be the "crane," and have this player stand in the middle of the "construction zone" (i.e. the area between the two goal lines).
  2. The rest of the players line up behind one of the goal lines.
  3. To start the game, the crane yells, "Cross if you can!" All of the players must then try to run across the construction zone and past the opposing goal line without being tagged by the crane.
  4. If the crane tags a player, the player becomes an extension of the crane, holding hands with the crane for the rest of the game.
  5. Play continues until there is a chain of children trying to catch the last player.
  6. The last player caught is the winner and is the "crane" for the next game.