Games & Icebreakers, Outdoor Games

Glow Stick Tag


Set up: You need a large field and several bright glow sticks. The neck glow sticks work great for this game. It needs to be fairly dark outside. The moon should be just enough.

The game: It is just like tag only they use glow sticks. The player that is “it” will have a red glow stick and the other players will have yellow or green glow sticks. The red player must tag the green players and when he does, they trade glow sticks. “IT” always wears the red glow stick.
Players must show glow sticks AT ALL TIMES! The red player must show his/hers but can hide behind things that will cover it up.

The leader’s role: The leaders can play, but must watch the game and make sure everyone is showing their glow sticks during play. The leader could also have more than one “it” person in the game at once. Each additional “it” must have a red glow stick, though.

NOTE: Play in a safe location where there are no trip hazards!



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. wisteriafan51
    March 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

    this is a fun game, but could u subsitute the game with water balloons. i know i spelled some words wrong.

  2. wisteriafan51
    March 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I really enjoy this game. When I play it we use sticky toys as it.

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