There's no time like summertime to gather your friends
and play outside! Even better? Learn a new kind of tag
to play as you celebrate the 4th of July called
Stars and Stripes Freeze Tag.
Thanks to a book I found in our non-fiction section -
Celebrate Four Seasons of Holiday Fun (J745.5941 WHI)
by Brooks Whitney - I learned this new game and I want
to share it with you now. Here's how to play:
Divide your group into 2 teams - the Stars and the Stripes.
Have the teams line up on opposite sides of the yard (or park),
facing each other. Each team picks a goalie. On "go," each team
tries to get to the other side's home base without being tagged
by the goalie. When a Star is tagged, she/he must freeze with
her/his arms straight out, like a star. When a Stripe is tagged,
he/she must freeze in a straight line, like a stripe. Players can
tag their teammates to unfreeze them. The first team to get all
of its players to the other side wins.
Have a perfectly-pleasing, flag-flying, Happy 4h of July!
Paige Turner !