Animal Tag

Summary: A variation on tag where players have to act like an animal when they are tagged.


  1. Choose one player to be “it”. When “it” tags a player, that player must pick a zoo animal and act like it.
  2. The game continues until all of the players have turned into animals, at which point they can reflect on their “zoo”. After that, a new player may be chosen to be “it.”


  • Players can become “un-tagged” if they find another tagged player acting like the same animal.

Debrief Questions:

  1. Why did you choose the animal you chose?
  2. Did you like seeing the “zoo”?
  3. Did you like being your own animal? Is it cool to see everyone else being their own animal?

Activity Length: Short (<15 minutes)

Energy Level: High

Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Group Size: Large (10+), Medium (5-9)