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Learning Intention

Stork tag combines running with cooperative throwing and catching. It also requires players to be aware of others and emphasises space finding.

Band Level

3 - 4, 5 - 6, Warm Up, Skill Development

Content Description


Skill Focus

Catching, Tagging, Throwing


  • 3 foam balls per group
  • 5 marker cones per group


  1. Play with 8 or more.
  2. Start with 2 taggers for each group of 8.
  3. Taggers chase runners with a ball.
  4. If runners are tagged, they have to stand on the spot in a stork stance.
  5. A tagged runner can be freed by a fellow runner by exchanging a ball with an underarm throw.
  6. Either a stork or a free runner can throw the ball.
  7. The game stops after a set period of time or when all runners are tagged.

Change It...

  • Use only 1 ball which taggers must throw among themselves to corner a player to make a tag. Storks become free by another player touching them on the shoulder.


  • Make the playing area smaller to allow the tagger to catch more players


  • Taggers cannot move their feet when they have the ball


  • What kind of moves do we have to make to avoid being tagged?
  • What can we do to make this activity easier or harder?