Bob the Bunny

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Indoor Game
  3. Readiness Games
  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 1-2

  • No equipment needed

  • Under 10 minutes

Development Goal

To develop observational skills and tactile development

Before You Start

  • Introduce the students to “Bob the Bunny,” a small object or ball, preferably a bunny.
  • Gather group of students in a circle. Have students place their hands behind their backs.
  • Choose one student to be in the middle.

How to Play

  • The person in the middle is trying to guess who on the outside of the circle is holding the bunny.
  • To begin, the person in the middle closes their eyes while the group begins chanting in rhythm, “Bob the Bunny, Bob, Bob, the bunny!”
  • As you are chanting start passing the bunny around the circle, keeping the bunny behind you.
  • Once the bunny is in motion, the person in the middle opens their eyes. S/he gets 3 tries to guess who is holding the bunny; the group is still chanting and passing the bunny.
  • If the person in the middle guesses correctly they change places with who was caught holding the bunny.
  • If the person in the middle does not guess correctly within 3 tries s/he becomes part of the circle and a new person is chosen to go in the middle.

Variations

  • Give students the opportunity to change the name of the character (i.e. incorporate the school/local sports team mascot, birthday students’ name, etc.)
  • Play with multiple bunnies.