Cat and Mouse

3-5 years
Child Development
Language sounds (e.g. making "MEOW" sounds while chasing the mouse); rhyming sounds
scarf, nylon or a long sock (to use as an animal tail) for each person
Physical Activity

Running; grasping; eye-hand coordination

How to Play

1. Tuck a scarf into the back of clothing.

2. Start the game with leader as the cat while the children starts as the mice.

3. Say "GO" and the mice must try to run away form the cat while you try to remove the tail - then switch roles and have one of the children be the cat.  Note: keep the chase slow enough to make sure the cat can catch a mouse and remove the tail.