Leadership Inspirations Activities

Partner Tag

A game of tag played in partner pairs

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Forming

Type Of Activity

Mixer, Energizer

Materials

None

 

SUMMARY

Get your group warmed up with this game of tag where participants try to tag their partner.

 

SET UP

  • Set boundaries for the playing area. It should be a clear, open space free of obstacles.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Have participants each find a partner. This partner is the person they will be playing tag with.
  • Decide who will be ‘it’ first.
  • There are three rules:
    • They must stay within the boundaries.
    • There are no tag backs. When you are tagged, you must spin around 3 times before chasing your partner.
    • No running.
  • Play for about a minute then tell everyone to freeze.
  • You can continue play this way, switch partners, or try a variation below!

VARIATIONS

  • Play with one eye shut.
  • Pairs find another partner group. Hook elbows with their own partner, and play tag against the other team.
  • You can then transition this game to Rock Paper Scissors Posse, in which each partner plays Rock, Paper, Scissors, and the loser joins the winning team as a cheer section.

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • What was the goal of this activity?
  • Did your group do well? What could have improved?
  • How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
  • How did your group manage conflict that arose?
So What?

Inclusion and Involvement

  • What does it mean to be inclusive or exclusive?
  • What did we do as a group that was inclusive? That was exclusive/not inclusive?
  • Why is inclusion and involvement important for our group?
Now What?
  • What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
  • What’s one commitment each person can make?
  • What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
  • How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
  • What can you do differently moving forward?