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Learning Intention

Triangle tag builds on introductory spatial awareness activities. Space and player awareness is important for all indoor and outdoor games and sports.

Band Level

3 - 4, 5 - 6, Warm Up

Content Description


Skill Focus

Balancing, Locomotor Movement, Tagging


  • 4 marker cones


  1. Arrange players into groups of 4.
  2. To form a triangle, 3 children join hands while the fourth stands outside the triangle facing the group.
  3. 1 player within the triangle is nominated as ‘IT’.
  4. Without breaking hands, the triangle group tries to move themselves to prevent the outsider from tagging the player who is ‘IT’.
  5. Change outside player every 20-30 seconds

Change It...


  • On your call, vary the group size and the number of ‘IT’ players


  • Encourage players to be aware of others and the space around them
  • Start off at a slower place
  • Encourage team cooperation


  • What are the different ways you can prevent the person who is ‘IT’ from being tagged?
  • Can you show me the best way to tag the ‘IT’ player