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Dodge Tag


Physical: dodge the person trying to tag you, reaction time, upper and lower limb coordination, agility

Cognitive: selective attention, visual processing

Social: awareness of personal space

Number of participants:

2 or more




  1. children face each other on either side of a line
  2. one partner is the dodger, the other is the tagger
  3. on a signal to begin, the dodger moves left and right, trying to get out of reach of the tagger
  4. when the coach blows the whistle as the signal to stop, both children stop and the tagger reaches out to see if they can tag the dodger

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: increase the space between where the children stand and the line to decrease physical demand

Change the equipment: have the taggers wear some sort of “mark” (i.e., pinny) so the dodgers can see them easily to decrease cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: increase the amount of time the children need to dodge to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • child is able start dodging the tagger within 2 sec of the whistle for 4 out of 5 tries
  • I can stay on my side of the line and try to tag my friend when the whistle is blown

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