OBJECTIVE OF TUG OF WAR: Pull the rope as hard as possible to get the red tape over the halfway mark.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2+ players, even numbers only
MATERIALS: Long rope, red tape
TYPE OF GAME: Kid’s field day game
OVERVIEW OF TUG OF WAR
Tug of war is a fun team game that showcases strength. Pump up some adrenaline with this simple game that will definitely get everyone involved. Expect laughter, strenuous grunts, and yelling as the two teams battle for the title of who is the strongest!
Divide the group into two teams, ensuring that there is an equal number of people on each team. Put some red tape in the middle of a long rope and give each end of the rope to the two teams. The referee must stand in the middle of the rope where the red tape is. The referee acts as the center point.
At the referee’s signal, the two teams must pull on the rope with all of their might. The objective is to get the red tape on the rope past the center point and onto their side.
END OF GAME
When the red tape clearly crosses over to one side, the referee stops the game. The team that managed to pull the rope to their side wins the game!