Banana Tag

Summary: Fun and easy variation on tag, similar to freeze tag.


  1. Choose one person (or a few people) to be “it.”
  2. The game begins like normal tag, but when someone is tagged, they must stand where they were tagged and hold their hands above their head (like a banana stem).
  3. In order to “free” a player who is tagged, two other players must come “peel the banana” by pulling down each arm.
  4. If all players are turned into bananas, then the person who is “it” wins.

Debrief Questions:

  • How did it feel to be saved after being tagged?
  • Why is teamwork important in this game?

Activity Length: Short (<15 minutes)

Energy Level: High

Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & Up

Group Size: Large (10+), Medium (5-9)