Odds and Evens Tag

This game is most easily played in a gym or a square space, or outside with two lines of cones on the far ends of the playing area. Introduce the concept of odd and even numbers. Split the group into two teams and name one the even team and one the odd team. The game is played by both teams walking into the middle of the playing area in a side-by-side line, facing the opposite team. The leader calls out a math problem. If the answer is odd, then the odd team chases the even team back to their side, and vice versa. If members from the even team can reach their side or safe area without being tagged by a member of the odd team, and vice versa, they are safe. However, if you get tagged before you reach the safe area then you become a member of the other team. The game concludes when all players are on one team.


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