Archive for the ‘chase’ Category

Cat and Mouse

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
Children Playing Games

All players form a ring, joining hands, except one called the Mouse, whom they enclose within the circle, and one who is on the outside who represents the cat. They then dance around, raising their arms at intervals. The cat watches the chance to spring into the circle at one side, and the mouse dashes out at the other – public sympathy being with the mouse, his or her movements are aided when possible. When the cat is in the circle, the players lower their arms so as to keep the enemy prisoner. The cat goes around meekly, crying “mew,” while the rest dance around her. With a sudden “miaou!” she tries to break through any weak place in the chain of hands.

As soon as she escapes she tries to catch the mouse, who runs for safety into the ring again, hotly pursued. If the cat is so near as to follow the mouse into the ring, before her entrance can be prevented, or if she catches the mouse outside the circle, the mouse must pay a forfeit. Two more players are then named by the cat and mouse to succeed them.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

Image © said&done @ Flickr, Attribution

Frog in the Middle

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
Kid’s Party Games

How’s everyone dealing with the mountains of candy?

Ivy over at Home Ec 101 gives some quick tips on Controlling the Sugar Rush.

And Megan Jeffrey has some fun finger puppets on her site, if you’re into crafting.

One more thing, Does anyone have any good resources for putting on a Shadow Puppet play? I was looking around today and couldn’t find anything.

Drop the Handkerchief

Friday, April 6th, 2007
Children Playing Games

A take on todays “Duck Duck Goose”.

The book also attaches a nursery rhyme to this game that I only remember hearing as part of a jingle selling kids toys on the television. Never thought that it might have really been part of a game at one point.

Also, The Tulane University Ornithological Society is attempting to break the current Guinness World Record for Duck Duck Goose.

The attempt will be made on April 21, 2007 and will be used to raise proceeds for the Audubon Nature Institute.