Octopus Tag Game
At the Party:
- Before the party, mark two goal lines across from each other using string or masking tape.
- The goal lines should be fairly close together (i.e. no more than 20 feet apart).
- You may need to adjust the distance for the age of the children.
- Also, you can move the lines closer to each other if you find that the participants are getting too tired during the game.
- At the party, pick one player to be the "octopus," and have this player stand in the middle of the "ocean" (i.e. the area between the two goal lines).
- The rest of the players are the "fish" and should line up behind one of the goal lines.
- To start the game, the "octopus" yells, "Swim, fish!"
- All of the "fish" must then try to run across the "ocean" and past the opposing goal line without being tagged by the "octopus."
- If the "octopus" tags a "fish," the "fish" becomes a "tentacle" during the next round.
- The "tentacles" and the "octopus" must hold hands and run together to catch "fish" during the next round.
- Play continues until there is a chain of children trying to catch the last "fish."
- The last "fish" caught is the winner and is the "octopus" for the next game.