Capture the Flag

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Jane Robinson

Capture the Flag is a favourite game to play outdoors.

There are two teams. Team 1 has the front yard and Team 2 has the back yard, or a field is split between the two teams. The teams are given a time period (e.g. 5 minutes) to hide their flag in their part of the yard.

[optional] During this period spies were sent out to see were the flag was hidden as well as look-outs to catch the spies.

When the flag is hidden you call out that you are finished. Then you simply try to get the other teams flag. If you get caught and tagged by the opponent on their territory you had to go to jail and could only be freed by a teammate who grabs you when your opponent isn't looking.

The first team to capture the flag wins. In most versions you had to both get the flag, and bring it back to your side.

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Prplprincess500

i play by dividing a field in half and having a safety area on each side of the field. there are 2 flags in each safety area at the start of the game. the first team to bring all 4 footballs to their safety area is the winner. there is also a jail guard. if you are guarding the footballs and if you pull of an opposing team member's flag NOT on their home territory, they go to jail. all of the members in jail may make a chain and only 1 person from their team has to touch one of their hand to set them all free. they all get a "free walk back"  to their side of the field. they MUST take the free walk back.

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manny

Its favorite not favourite.

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Mark Warner

Hi Manny. Thanks for your comment. Here in the UK, we use the spelling 'favourite' :-)

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Bobby

I played it and it was extremely good!

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PETeacher40

Ok, so all the kids loved it. There was two teams and one was on the top playground and the other was on the bottom. The teams were split into two sections and one section of each had to spy, the other defended. It was really fun for all of us, and the last round the kids, me and the TA played! Really enjoyable game. Recommended.

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