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A game of ball tag where you attempt to hit other player with a ball from a long distance.

Game Type:

Active. A lot of movement may be required.


3 or more players


Playground ball


The group first assigns each player a number starting with 1. The group then must choose a thrower. The thrower throws the ball high into the air and yells "Baby in the air number X". X represents any number of any player. While the ball is in the air, the rest of the players scatter in any direction away from where the ball will land. The player whose number was called must try to catch the ball. If it bounces once or twice that's OK. However, once the player has control of the ball he/she yells "Freeze!" and the rest of the group all freeze in their spot wherever they are. Then the thrower takes 3 steps towards any player and throws the ball, trying to hit the chosen player. If the ball hits the player, the player gets a letter "B" (the first letter in B-A-B-Y). If the thrower misses, then the thrower gets a letter "B". The thrower then throws the ball in the air again and the game starts again. The game continues and players continue to add letters (B-A-B-Y) until players acquire all four letters "Baby" (gets hit or misses a throw 4 times) putting them out of the game. If the thrower hits a player putting them out of the game, the thrower chooses the next thrower. The game continues until only one person remains.

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