Activity Card General Movement 4-6 Snatch the Flag

SNATCH THE FLAG   (General Movement)
Suitable for players aged 4-6 years


  1. Using four cones create an area as large as possible (30m x 20m)
  2. All but 2 players start inside the area with a bib (fl ag) tucked into the back of their shorts
  3. The remaining 2 ‘taggers’ also start in the area, but with no bib


  1. The taggers chase the other players around the area, attempting to snatch the flag from them
  2. If a player snatches a flag, they keep hold of it
  3. If a player loses their flag, they become the tagger
  4. The game is continuously allowing for progressions


BASIC: Vary the running to include hopping, skipping, or jumping
INTERMEDIATE: Give every player a ball to dribble while they play
ADVANCED: Give every player a ball to dribble while they play, except the taggers


  • Agility while changing direction at speed
  • Coordinated speed
  • Develops spatial awareness