Grade: Elementary
Subject: Phys Ed

#1572. Color Tag

Phys Ed, level: Elementary
Posted Tue Feb 15 04:39:26 PST 2000 by Thad Schmenk (
Matsuyama Board of Education, Japan
Materials Required: color ribbon
Activity Time: 10-15 minutes
Concepts Taught: combining learning the colors and tag

Color Tag

Here is a great game that my Japanese students taught me! Enjoy.

Divide the class into 3 or 4 groups. Assign the name of a color to each team. You can make simple sign or use ribbon to help designate who is on which team. Declare the far ends of the gym as Safety Zones, and get 1 or 2 groups to stand in each safety zone. One person is IT, and stands in the center of the gym. You can start with yourself. Call out the name of one of the teams. Do not forget, you can teach kids the names of the colors in many different languages! That team must run from one safety zone to the other without getting caught by IT. The person who is caught becomes it. Once the players get the hand of it, call out more than one team at a time. You can also make more teams if you like.

You can also play this game like British Bulldog, and get the students that you catch to join hands and help catch more students. The team with the most players left wins.