Spring is finally in the air, and children are ready to release their energy outside. Tag is always a crowd pleaser, so our Recess Enhancement Program (REP) created a version that puts a modern twist on the classic game. Hula Hoop Tag incorporates running, jumping, and dodging and is great for all ages.


Hula Hoop Tag

Who: Grades K-8

Players: 8+

Time: 15+ minutes

Where: Gym, playground


How to Play

  • Instruct everyone to spread out 6 feet away from each other. Place a hula hoop in front of two players. They are the taggers.
  • Taggers will kick the hula hoop  to other players by hitting their foot with the hula hoop.
  • Only taggers can kick the hula hoop. If you are tagged by or step on the hula hoop, you must do five jumping jacks.
  • Pause and restart the game with new taggers often. 



  • Instruct players to wi-fi (wireless high five or air five) each other after being tagged. 


EASY: Use only one to two taggers in a larger space.  

MEDIUM: Increase boundary size. 

HARD: Use multiple taggers and eliminate players as the game continues.