All players except the person who is "it" begin behind one of the boundaries. "It" goes to the middle of the playing area.
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When everyone appears ready, "it" calls, "Pom pom!" That is the cue for everyone to leave their safety area behind the boundary and to run across the playing area to the other boundary. "It" tries to tag as many people as possible. If a player is tagged, s/he joins "it" in the middle to help. The game ends when all players have been tagged. The last player to get tagged becomes "it" for the next round.
Contributed by Sarah Buhman