Cat and mouse
Tape or draw a maze onto the ground. Follow the lines on the ground, make quick turns and collect as many goodies along the way without getting caught.
Where to play
Open area inside the house or outside in the backyard/driveway/sidewalk
Try and make sure your space is clear of other objects
- Sidewalk chalk or paint (if outdoors)
- Painters tape, string or yarn (if indoors)
- Goodies such as beanbags, toys, pasta pieces or any small objects
Mark on the ground a large rectangle with tape, string or chalk and fill the rectangle with lots of connecting lines to form a large maze.
A mouse must walk or run along the lines to collect as many goodies as possible.
A second person is the cat who starts at the other end of the rectangle and must walk or run along the lines to try to tag the mouse.
When the cat or mouse must turn on the lines, pivot one foot slightly in front of the other and allow the body to turn in the direction of the back foot while maintaining balance.
Challenge yourself! Depending on the skill level, move your feet from heel to toe, placing the other feet in front of the toe.
Bonus: If you have created a really large maze and you have more people in your household to play with, add more cats and mice.