Mouse Trap

  1. Indoor Game
  • Any Size

  • Grades 1-2

  • None

  • Less Than 10 minutes

Development Goal

To develop cooperation, teamwork and strategic thinking.

Before You Start

  • Choose six people make a “trap” by making a circle holding hands.
  • Remind everyone to be aware of others around them.

How to Play

  • One child is a “cat” with his or her back to the circle, but part of the circle.
  • All others are mice going in and out of the “trap.”
  • When the cat yells “snap!”, the arms of the trap goes down to catch mice.
  • The caught mice then become part of the “trap”.
  • When only one player is left, the game ends and s/he become the cat for the next round.