Community Level 1 – Acquainted
Materials: Pinnies or colored ties for the “mosquito” to wear
How to Play: Designate a boundary for this continuous tag game.
Choose two or three players to be the mosquito. Mosquitoes wear a tie
or pinnie to distinguish themselves. The game begins with everyone
moving safely in the boundary. If you are tagged by a mosquito, you must
freeze. In order to get unfrozen, two or more players must join hands,
encircle around you and say “Deep Woods Off!” If the mosquito tags in
the process of the “bug spray,” the whole group becomes frozen and a
larger group would have to free them.
Plan for Success: Model and practice safe tagging (shoulders, back, arms) and the Tagger’s Choice rule (if the tagger says he got you, he did).
Variations: This game is also known as Deep Woods Off.