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Bear, Fish, Mosquito

This game is similar to Rock, Paper, Scissors, but more active and with local animals.

Time: 5-15 minutes

Learn the animals


Hands up, claws curved downwards

Bear beats fish.


Hands together, making a swimming motion

Fish beats mosquito.


Index finger pointed out

Mosquito beats bear.


Step one

Go out to the back yard or green space in a park. Stand two metres apart.

Step two

Shout “Ready”. Players look each other in the eye.

Step three

Both players shout “one, two, three” while jumping.

Step four

After "three", each player makes one of the three animal poses.

Step five

If it’s the same, redo the three jumps and an animal pose.

Step six

Who won? The winner jumps up and down on the spot, cheering, while the other person runs one lap back to their starting point.

Step seven

Keep playing.