Wolves and Bunnies
Large Group (10 and up)
10 minutes or more
To develop teamwork, cooperation, strategic thinking and verbal communication
Before You Start
- Demonstrate safe tagging with the dodgeball.
- Light touch, on the back or shoulder.
- Unsafe tags: hard contact that might cause the person being tagged to fall.
- Demonstrate how rabbit must move — with their hands on their head — to show they are not a wolf.
- Choose six volunteers and designate two wolves and four rabbits to demonstrate game in slow motion.
- Choose the first two wolves to begin the game.
Designate clear boundaries, have one dodgeball for every ten players.
How to Play
- The object of the game is for the wolves to catch all the bunnies.
- Bunnies can move all around the play area.
- Wolves can also move all around the play area if they are not holding a dodgeball.
- When wolves have a dodgeball, they cannot take any steps and can only pivot on one foot.
- Wolves can only tag bunnies with the dodgeball in their hand.
- Wolves without dodgeballs should position themselves to tag a rabbit when the ball is thrown to them by another wolf.
- When a bunny is tagged, it immediately turns into a wolf.
- When only a few bunnies are left, they become wolves to begin the next round.
- A time limit of 3-10 minutes, depending on group size can be enforced
- Use different animals as examples of predator and prey.
- Add more or less balls or balls of different sizes.
- Limit the size of the playing area.