"Yankee Doodle Tag"





The group is divided into two equal teams. Two lines are marked upon

the playing space parallel to each other and about 20 yards apart.

These lines should be long enough to allow all of the expected number

of players to form line upon, shoulder to shoulder. Each team lines up

on a goal line facing in the same direction, Team A facing the center

of the playing space, Team B facing away from the center.



Team A marches forward whistling "Yankee Doodle" maintaining a straight

line until a leader who takes a position near the center of one side of

the playing space raises a hand above his head. This is a signal for

team A to stop whistling, break ranks and run back to their goal line.



Team B, whose backs are toward the advancing column, upon hearing the

whistling stops, turns about and chases after team A, trying to tag as

many of them as possible before they get back to their goal line. Every

member of team A who is tagged becomes a member of team B.



Team B next marches forward whistling as did A, while A waits on their

goal line until the whistling stops, thereupon they turn about and

chase B. The game continues in this way. At the end the team having the

most players is declared the winner.



Note--the leader giving the signal for the whistling to stop should

take a position where the signal cannot be seen by the team waiting to

chase the whistlers.





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