Last Person Standing | Outlearn Activity Guide

‘Last person standing’ is a playful outdoor activity suitable for young children of all abilities. The aim of last person standing is to not get tug. This allows children to better understand nature, their environment, and how to follow the rules of a game.


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A variation on tig but instead of one person being on, everyone is on. The idea is to survive till you are the only one playing.

Everyone finds a starting position within the game area, and waits until someone starts the game. Once tug, the person ‘out’ has to go to stand in the designated ‘out area’.


  • Everyone has to have their dominant hand placed on their head at all times.
  • The players have 3 lives, once tug you put one hand on your head and continue, tug a second time, you have to put your other hand on your head. You then are just running around with no protection as both hands are on your head.
  • Variation on the 3 lives type game is that you have a time limit and at the end, whoever stayed alive wins.
  • Another version is that you have three people on and everyone else has to try and survive within the time limit. They might have one life or the above 3 lives type game.

Safety Tips

Do a visual scan for any trip hazards on the floor. Space awareness—make sure that everyone doesn’t bump into each other.