Team Rock Paper Scissors

For Middle Level & Elementary


Community Level 1 - Acquainted


Materials: Large space with safe zones defined

How to Play: Divide players into two teams. Each team decides on first and second signs to use for Rock, Paper, Scissors, in case the first round results in a tie. After the teams huddles, they line up facing each other in the center of the playing field. The teams say, "Rock, Paper, Scissors!" and flash their signs. The team that wins the round tries to tag the other team as they run back to their safe zone. If they get tagged, they join the winning team. The game begins again with the huddle and continues.

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). Clarify where each team's safe zone is.

Variations: Everyone finds a player to do Rock, Paper, Scissors. The loser gets behind the winner and starts a train. When the trains meet, the players in the front do Rock, Paper, Scissors, until the entire group is one long train.

Related Activity Type: 
Games