Flour Tig

A socially distanced chasing game


You probably all know how to play tig (or tag, or it, depending where you come from!). Flour Tig is similar — but everyone playing should wear clothes that they are happy to get a bit messy!

How to play Flour Tig

Start by handing out (or asking participants to bring their own) small bags of flour. You could use paint powder depending on how messy you want to get!

Whoever is ‘it’ can tag people by throwing a small handful of flour at them rather than touching them.  If the flour touches another player that person is now ‘it’ and needs to try and get someone else with their own bag of flour. 

It may be useful to call out the name of the person you are attempting to tag as you fling flour at them. This is especially useful if you need to refresh your memory of everyone’s names!

Take it Further

If you enjoyed Flour Tig you might like to try Forty Ways of Getting There or In the Manner of the Word.

There are also loads of other games – many of which can be adapted to work socially distanced – in the book Games, Games, Games, a publication with around 250 group games. The games are essentially co-operative in nature and develop skills and attitudes which encourage learning together and supporting one another.

It is great we are starting to have face to face activities again – make sure you and your group stay safe by following our latest guidelines on physical meetings.

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