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Preschool games:Duck Duck Goose

In this game, kids sit down in a circle facing each other. One person is "it" and walks around the circle. As they walk around, they tap people's heads and say whether they are a "duck" or a "goose". Once someone is the "goose" they get up and try to chase "it" around the circle. The goal is to tap that person before they are able sit down in the "goose's" spot. If the goose is not able to do this, they become "it" for the next round and play continues. If they do tap the "it" person, the person tagged has to sit in the center of the circle. Then the goose become it for the next round. The person in the middle can't leave until another person is tagged and they are replaced.

Freeze Tag

In this version of Tag, one person is still "it", but when they touch someone, that person is "frozen" in place. They cannot move and must stand with their feet apart. The only way they can become unfrozen is if a person crawls under their legs. Play continues until all the players are frozen. Then the last person to be frozen is "it" for the next game.

Preschool games:What Time is it Mr. Wolf?

One player is chosen to be Mr Wolf (the name usually remains "Mr Wolf" irrespective of the gender of the player). Mr Wolf stands at the opposite end of the playing field from the other players, facing away from them. A call-and-response then takes place: all players except Mr Wolf chant in unison "What's the time, Mr Wolf?", and Mr Wolf will answer in one of two ways:

Mr Wolf may call a clock time - usually an hour ending in "o'clock" ("Three o'clock!").
The other players will then take that many steps towards Mr Wolf, counting the steps out loud as they go ("One, Two, Three!"). They then ask the question again.

Mr Wolf may call "Dinner Time! (or, occasionally, "Lunch Time!"). "Midnight!" may also be used.
At this point, Mr Wolf will turn and chase the other players back to their starting point. If Mr Wolf successfully tags a player, that player becomes the new Mr Wolf for the next round.

Preschool games:Hide and seek

Players take turns hiding and trying to get to home base without being caught.

1.Select an area in which to play the game. Designate a specific area with clear boundaries.

2.Have everyone gather around a tree or other landmark, which will be "home base."

3.Announce that you are "It."

4.Close your eyes (no peeking!) and count to 10 or 20 or whatever number seems appropriate based on the ages of the children playing.

5.Make sure that the rest of the players hide while you are counting.

6.Call out, "Ready or not here I come," when you are finished counting.

7.Go and look for the other players.

8.Be alert, because, as you are searching, the others are trying to run to home base.

9.Try to find and touch, or "tag," the hidden players.

10.Try, at the same time, to tag the running players before they get to home base.

11.Forget about the players who get to home base without being tagged, because they are "safe."

12.Remember the first player you tag. That person will be It in the next round.

13.Be It again if you don't tag any of the players and they all get home safe.

Preschool games:Simon Says

1.Line up the group across from you.

2.Tell the players that they should all obey you if you first say the words "Simon says."

3.Tell them that they are out of the game if they follow an order that doesn't begin with "Simon says," or if they fail to do what Simon says to do.

4.Begin by saying something like, "Simon says, put your hands on your head."

5.Look to make sure everybody has put their hands on their heads.

6.Give another order such as, "Simon says, stand on one foot." Check again.

7.Continue giving orders. Mix it up and say something like, "Raise your right hand," without the preface "Simon says."

8.Call out the players who raise their hands.

9.Play until one person is left. This is the winner.

10.Let that person give the commands for the next round.

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