Mr. Bear And The
You will need:
- a medium sized playspace
- a small object representing
the honey pot
- the teacher could be the bear to start until the children understand
the game thoroughly
- old Mr. Bear could take as many time as necessary to discover the
young bear who took his favourite honey pot so as to ensure all children
have a turn at being the bear
What to do:
- have the children sit
in a circle
- choose one to be the bear
in the centre
- tell them this story:
Old Mr. Bear
is curled up in his cave with his favourite honey pot having a nap. The
younger bears (in this case, all the children in the circle) want to play
a trick on old Mr. Bear by taking his honey pot and hiding it.
one child to be the bear and go sit in the middle of the circle with
his honey pot.
Mr. Bear to go to sleep and place his 'honey pot' beside him.
to a child to take the honey pot as quietly as possible (reminding
Mr. Bear not to peak)
child has the pot, he/she is to return to the circle where all children
will hide their hands behind their backs as quickly as possible saying,
"Wake up old Mr. Bear, your favourite honey pot is gone!"
Mr. Bear wakes up and growls, "Who's got my favourite honey pot?"
Mr. Bear then tries to guess which child took his honey pot.
old Mr. Bear is successful in 3 or less tries, the person he guesses
must now become the bear.
old Mr. Bear is not successful in 3 or less tries, he must remain the
bear and try again.