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What Time is it Mr Wolf?

Target Grade:1-4
Target Maths: Telling the time

This is a traditional kids game. You also need the gym to play it in!

1. Introduce and practice with the kids the phrase "What time is it?"

2. Practice the responses "it's 1 o'clock" "2 o'clock" etc.

3. Introduce the name of the game.

4. All the kids line up against one wall of the gym.

5. One kid is selected as Mr ( or Ms of course!) Wolf who then walks to the middle of the gym.

6. The students objective is to reach the far wall. Mr Wolf's objective is to eat the other kids.

7. The kids shout out "What time is it Mr. Wolf?" in a big, huge voice.

8. Mr Wolf then shouts back the time. The time can be anything from 1 to 12 o'clock.e.g. "It's seven o'clock"

9. The kids then take the corresponding number of steps forward. For example 3 steps for 3 o'clock.

7. Repeat from step 7.

8. When Mr. Wolf decides that the other kids have got near enough the far wall (really his house) then instead of saying "it's ..... o'clock" he says "It's Dinner Time!!!!!".

9. All the kids then run back towards the wall they came from. But if Mr Wolf tigs (touches) them before they reach the wall then they become the new Mr Wolf!

10. Play Again!

You can either have Mr Wolf be replaced one at a time, or have several Mr Wolfs (e.g. if the first Mr Wolf tagged 3 kids there would be 3 new wolves).

Make sure the kids only take large steps, and not massive huge jumping leaps that some of them will be tempted to do!

It's good for about 20 minutes, which is usually enough time to let everyone be the wolf

A great way to practice the English in this song is to use the Mr Wolf song on the Genki English CD vol II !


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