Big Room Games, Games & Icebreakers, Outdoor Games

Catch the Dragon’s Tail


Big room & Outdoor game; good for picnics or big gatherings. No winner or loser.

Number of players: 10-30 kids
Playing Site: Large open area
Items needed: A large scarf or handkerchief
Time: 15-45 minutes
The object of the game: The first person in the line tries to catch the last person in line.

All the players line up and put their hands on the waist of the person in front of them. The last person in line tucks one end of the scarf in his back pocket, belt, or waistband. The first person in lines tries to grab the scarf.

When the “head” gets the “tail”, he dons the scarf and becomes the new tail. The person second in line becomes the head.

Variation: Form two or more teams, each being a “dragon” trying to catch the others tail.


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Alvin
    July 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Sir/Madam, I will be using this game for youth games at VBS this afternoon, thank you for the idea. B.O.C. – Alvin McAdory Jr

  2. Bee
    September 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Being a daycare teacher of 12 year olds this was just the greatest! They loved it…

  3. Mike Dimaria
    May 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

    great game

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