added 8-2-98 Original
Have the children sit in a circle. One
child is selected to be the MOTHER CAT. After MOTHER CAT has left the
room, choose several other children to be KITTENS. All of the children
cover their mouths with both hands and the KITTENS start saying MEOW,
MEOW, MEOW. When the MOTHER CAT returns, she should listen carefully to
find all of her KITTENS. When she has found them all, another child should
be chosen MOTHER CAT and the game can continue.
Original Author Unknown
Have one child be the CAT and clap a rhythm
for the group. The other children listen and then be the COPY CATS. They
clap the same rhythm as he CAT did. Another child now becomes the CAT and
creates a rhythm for the COPY CATS to imitate.
Kitty Kitty, where's
your yarn? added
8-2-98 Original Author Unknown
At circle time have a child sit in a
chair with his/her back to the rest. Have a ball of yarn on the floor
behind the child. Choose another child to hide the yarn behind his/her
back. When child has hidden the yarn and is ready Chant with the group, "Kitty,
kitty where's your yarn? Somebody took it from your home!" On this
signal the child in the chair has to try to guess who has the yarn. The
child who had the yarn is the next to sit in the chair and try to guess,
proceed this way until everyone has had a turn. (Kinda Like Doggy Doggy
where's your bone?)
Dog bone dig
Get some dog biscuits, shaped like bones. Bury them in to a plastic tub
filled with beans. The students can take turns digging them up.
You can also divided up in teams, and each team has 1 minute to dig up as
many as they can. The kids love acting like dogs!