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Large Open Area Required
Hat Tag

Suggested Grade Level(s): K, 1

Content Area(s): Recess / Lunch Activity

Purpose of Activity (objectives, etc.):

The purpose of this activity is to involve lots of students in a fun active game.

Materials/Equipment (Needed):

  • Hat or ball cap


This is a variation of the simple game of Tag. The game is played with the person being IT wearing a ball cap or hat. When they tag someone that new person is IT and they have to wear the hat.

You can play a Freeze Tag version of this game by having two people with different color ball caps or hats. One person is IT. They must wear a hat and run around and tag people. When tagged, players must freeze. The other “hat” person is responsible for un-freezing people. The last un-frozen person wins!


10 minutes