Bees and Butterflies Tag

Summary: Bees and Butterflies Tag is played with "stingers" for the bees and a safety area for the butterflies.

Ages: Kids of all ages

Recommended Number of Players:
The more the merrier is the motto of tag.

Equipment:
Two small soft objects, such as rolled up socks or foam balls

Set Up:
No prior set-up required

Basic Definition of "IT":
When discussing "IT" while playing most forms of tag, "IT" refers to the player who must do the chasing, tagging and/or catching.

Basic Definition of "Tag" or "Catch":
When "IT" touches another player in the manner specified by the variation of the game, that player is then considered "Tagged" or "Caught" and must act in accordance with this variation of basic Tag.

How to Play:
Give two players the soft objects which are now the "stingers." These players are "IT" and considered the bees. Everyone else are butterflies. The bees must go around stinging the butterflies by hitting them on the legs with the soft objects. A butterfly that has been stung must stop where it is and freeze. For a butterfly to heal, two of the untagged butterflies must link arms around the injured butterfly and escort them to a designated area in the middle where the bees cannot go. Butterflies that are escorting another butterfly cannot be tagged. The injured butterfly will count out loud to 5 and then can get back into the game. No butterfly can hide out in the safe area.

Winner:
The game ends when all the butterflies are stung.


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