• 1 pinnie per student.
  • 3-7 hula hoops.


  • Give each student a pinnie and have them tuck it into the side of their shorts so that at least 2/3 of the pinnie is hanging out and visible.
  • Scatter the hula hoops throughout the gym.
  • The object of the game is to steal as many tails as you can.
  • Each time you steal a tail and drop it to the ground, you receive a point.
  • Students are responsible for keeping track of their own points.
  • Students are not allowed to touch/hold their own tails to keep them from being pulled.
  • When a student has their tail pulled, they must leave it on the ground where it has been pulled and go inside a hula hoop. There can be as many students as will fit in a hula hoop at one time.
  • To be saved, another student who still has their tail must pick up a tail from the ground and bring it to someone trapped inside a hula hoop.
  • Once you have had any tail (it doesn’t have to be the one you lost), returned to you, you are free to rejoin the game.
  • Students can both attack and save whoever they want.
  • Play for a predetermined amount of time, or until a given student has reached a predetermined number of points.
  • If playing outside, use the playgrounds as the prisons so that kids can be moving while waiting.