Bob the Bunny
Large Group (10 and up)
No equipment needed
Under 10 minutes
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.
- 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.