May 30, 2018
by Daira

Flag Day Challenge

 In honor of Flag Day, get outside to play FLAG TAG with friends and family. The rules are simple and it is a fun way to incorporate cardiovascular exercise at home to strengthen the muscles, heart and lungs.

All You Need:

  • 4 or more players
  • 1 flag per player
  • Safe area without tripping or traffic hazards

DIY (Do It Yourself) Flags

  • "Flag" options
    • Dish towels
    • Hand Towels
    • Ribbons 4-8 inches
  • Tuck your “flag” into your waist band, pant pocket or belt loop.
  • Do not tie the “flag” to any part of your body or clothing.
  • The “flag” must be visible to the other players.
  • DIY flags are good for many different uses other than tag.
    • Capture the Flag, flag football, or another similar team-based game.

All You Do:

  1. To start the game, have each player put on his flag belt.
  2. Divide the players into teams or have each player on his/her own.
  3. To make it easier to distinguish one team from another, have the teams wear different colors.
  4. Each player must try to pull the flags from other players' belts. If a player loses a flag, it must remain removed from his belt until the end of the round.
  5. When a player loses his flags, he is eliminated from the round.
  6. Continue until all the players from one team are eliminated or if not playing with teams until one person with a flag remains.
  7. First team or individual to win 3 rounds, would win.

Really, everyone “wins” when playing this game. We hope to help you create the opportunity to have fun memories while moving.

  • Kids as young as 2 years old can find the FUN in playing these games with their parents, friends or siblings.


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