Red Light/Green Light

In this game, one person plays the "stop light" and the rest try to touch him/her.

At the start, all the children form a line about 15 feet away from the stop light.

The stop light faces away from the line of kids and says "green light". At this point the kids are allowed to move towards the stoplight.

At any point, the stop light may say "red light!" and turn around. If any of the kids are caught moving after this has occurred, they are out.

Play resumes when the stop light turns back around and says "green light".

The stop light wins if all the kids are out before anyone is able to touch him/her.

Otherwise, the first player to touch the stop light wins the game and earns the right to be "stop light" for the next game.


[This is one basically the same except that IT is always facing the players]


We had another way of playing "red light/ green light".


Find a large field, or yard, about the size of a tennis court to a football field.


All the kids line up on one side. the person who is "it" stays in the middle of the field.  When "it" says green light, all the kids run as fast as they can.  When "it" says red light, everyone stops. whoever doesn't stop is out. "it" keeps saying red light or green light until all the kids are out or has gone from one end of the field back to where they started from.


Remember, don't run too fast or when "it" says red light, you won't be able to stop.

The rule we used is you have two seconds to come to a complete stop or hit the ground.

Another hint is to always wear pants. you can kneel or flop down on red light to stop yourself. Just be careful.

The last person to make it back to the starting line is "it".

Contributed by Nicole - Thank you!

Related to: What's the Time Mr. Wolf

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