Games for 3 years What’s the time Mr. Wolf?
This is a great game to play with a load of children.
One player is chosen to be Mr. Wolf. Mr. Wolf stands at the opposite end of the garden / sitting room from the other players, facing away from them. A call-and-response then takes place: all players except for Mr. Wolf chant in unison "What's the time, Mr. Wolf? and Mr. Wolf will answer in one of the two ways:
1) Mr. Wolf may call a clock time (e.g., "3 o'clock"). The other players will then take that many steps out loud as they go ("One, two, three"). They take their steps towards Mr. Wolf’s back. Then they ask the question again.
2) Mr. Wolf may call "Dinner Time!" Then 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
If one of the children get close enough to touch Mr. Wolf when his back is still turned he is Mr. Wolf again.
The players have to decide whether to take giant steps to try to tag Mr. Wolf, but risk being caught if they are closest when he calls dinnertime!
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