Bottle Tag

Bottle Tag lesson plan

Play a fast-paced game that is popular in the Spanish countryside. Paint your own action-filled fun on your playground!

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    You'll really enjoy this game that is a hit with kids in Spain. The object is to knock over the bottle without letting the bottle-keeper tag you. Here's how to set up the playing area and get started.

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    Ask an adult to help find a safe, large concrete or asphalt area outdoors. Ask permission before you paint. For best results, Crayola® Sidewalk Paints are designed for use on concrete or asphalt sidewalks and driveways that are at least 6 months old. Test paint before using.

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    Use the paint roller in the Crayola Sidewalk Paint Kit to paint a long boundary line. In the center of the line use the So Big Brush to paint a 25-inch (63.5 cm) diameter circle.

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    Now use the roller and Crayola Sidewalk Paint to paint a line which is parallel to and about 10 feet (3 m) from the first line. Air dry.

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    Place an empty 2-litre plastic soda bottle inside the circle. Choose someone to be the bottle watcher who stands next to the circle. The other players stand along the parallel line.

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    Players take turns tossing a ball. They try to knock the bottle over and out of the circle. If a player is successful, then that that player runs to retrieve the ball and cross the boundary line with the ball. Meanwhile, the bottle watcher resets the bott

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    If a player is tagged, that player becomes the bottle watcher. If the player escapes across the boundary line with the ball, a point is scored. The game continues until 20 points are scored. Of course, you can also make up your own rules to play this game

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    Wash off paint with a garden hose or rain within 2 weeks.


  • Children learn the rules of a Spanish tag game.
  • Children measure straight lines, parallel lines, and the diameter of a circle in order to create the playing area for the game.
  • Children aim a ball and run in order to knock over a bottle and earn points during play.


  • Paint bases in the playing area and play the game as if it were baseball. Instead of batting the ball, knock the bottle over with the ball and try to score a base hit or a home run!
  • Have each thrower spell a word, say a word in Spanish, or recite a math fact before they get the chance to knock over the bottle.