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Caterpillar Tag

Caterpillar Tag

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  1. Before the party, mark two goal lines across from each other using string, masking tape or spray paint, if you'll be playing in a grassy area.
  2. The goal lines should be fairly close together (i.e. no more than 20' 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 Caterpillar Tag:
  1. At the party, pick one player to be the "caterpillar," and have this player stand in the middle of the playing area (i.e. the area between the two goal lines).
  2. The rest of the players are the "bugs" and should line up behind one of the goal lines.
  3. To start the game, the caterpillar yells, "Go!"
  4. All of the other players must then try to run across to the other goal line without being tagged by the caterpillar.
  5. If the caterpillar tags a bug, the bug becomes part of the caterpillar during the next round and must hold hands with the caterpillar to extend its reach.
  6. Play continues until there is a chain of children trying to catch the last few bugs.
  7. The last bug remaining is the winner and gets to be the caterpillar for the next round.