Cat and Mouse

Area

Hall, grass, hard surface.

Equipment

None.

Instructions

Groups of 5-7 children, hands linked in a circle. One child is the cat and stays outside the circle, another child is the mouse and stays inside the circle. The cat tries to get into the circle to catch the mouse who can “duck” in and out under the arms of the children in the circle. The children in the circle try to keep the cat out and protect the mouse. When the mouse is caught, another 2 players become the cat and the mouse.

Variation

Groups of 10-12 children can play with 2 cats and 2 mice, or other combinations e.g. 1 cat and 2 mice, 2 cats and 1 mouse