The Wolf and the Goslings
Students will practice the skills of running and dodging.
- Count off students into four groups, give each student a different number from 1-4.
- All the "1's" are the wolves. Ask one wolf to stand up.
- All the "2's" are the Mother Geese. Ask one Mother Goose to stand up and face the wolf with their arms outstretched like wings.
- All the "3's" are goslings. Ask one gosling to stand up, face Mother Goose's back, and lightly hold their hips.
- All the "4's" are also goslings. Ask one gosling to stand up, face the "3" gosling, and lightly hold their hips.
So, the formation should look like this:
- Organize the other students following this pattern.
- Once all the students are grouped, explain to students the aim of the game, which is for the wolf to touch the "4" gosling on the back. Mother Goose directs the goslings away from the wolf and the goslings have to try not to let go of person's hips infront of them. One wolf works on one group of goslings and goose.
- Once all the wolves have touched the "4" goslings' backs, gather the class together. Have a discussion on what techniques worked best to keep the "4" goslings away from the wolves.
- Give time for the students to play a few more games, allow them to decide how they will change places.