Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cat And Mouse

In the US, they call it Duck Duck Goose. In Bulgaria, they call it Pesek and in Ghana they call it Antokyire. Children across the globe call it in many different names.In the Philippines, we call it Iring-iring. Iring is a Bisaya (a Filipino vernacular) word for cat. This is my reinvention of this games and I would like to call it Cat and Mouse. The objective of the game is to identify the card (vocabulary) and be the first to occupy a vacant seat in the circle.
ten or more
picture cards
Target Language
Q: What is it?
A: It's (a book).
Q: What do you have?
A: I have (a comb).
Q: Where are you going?
A: I'm going to the (super market).
How to play
Players sit in a circle facing each other. One player is the "it", and he walks around the circle with a card (vocabulary) in his hand. As the "it" walks around, he tags one of the players and both run in opposite directions. When the "it" and the player meet half-way, they do Q and A, followed by RSP (rock-scissors-paper). The winner gets the card and again both run in opposite directions trying to take a vacant seat in the circle. The rule is; if a runner has the card and was succesful in taking a seat, he places the card at the center of the circle and the game continues with a new card. But if a runner has the card and remains standing, he must continue the game with the same card, until he is successful in securing a seat.

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