Clothespin Tag

Play clothespin tag with your children.     GrandmaIdeas.comSo, you’ve got the grandchildren coming over to spend the afternoon.

Or, you possibly need to find an activity to keep them busy at a family reunion.

Or, you need a game for grandkids at a family picnic.

Maybe you want to keep grandchildren busy after your Thanksgiving dinner or during the Christmas holidays.


You want an activity — one that is fun but doesn’t require lots of pre-preparation or lots of work to carry it out.

Here’s something that I think would fit the bill.  (And it can help use up all of the energy that is spilling out of your grandchildren!)

Clothespin Tag

The object is to be the last player with a clothespin still on your back.  This game is for at least 5 players.  The more the merrier.  Play this game outside unless you don’t mind getting your lamps broken and furniture knocked over . . .

To play, you need one clothespin for each player.  Clip the clothespin to the back of each player’s shirt. Then each player tries to steal the other players’ clothespins without letting anyone get her clothespin.  If your clothespin is taken by another player (or falls off when a player attempts to remove it), you’re out of the game.

The last player with a clothespin left on the back of her shirt is the winner.

Do any of you have fun variations of tag?  If so, please leave a comment and tell us what you have done that has been fun to do with your grandchildren.

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