Cat and Mouse Game

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Updated on May 13, 2014

Are you looking for an easy-to-play, fun game? Try Cat and Mouse! All you need is a large bedsheet or tablecloth, a "cat" and a "mouse" and you're set for this silly take on tag!

What You Need:

  • A large bed sheet or tablecloth
  • At least four kids

What You Do:

  1. Pick one player to be the cat and one player to be the mouse.
  2. All other players kneel down on the ground holding onto the edge of the sheet.
  3. The cat needs to find and tag the mouse. The mouse crawls around under the sheet, as the cat crawls around on top of the sheet.
  4. The rest of the players shake the sheet up and down or side-to-side, puffing up the sheet so that the cat has difficulty seeing and finding the mouse!
  5. If the cat tags the mouse, the game is over. Then, the mouse becomes the cat and a new player becomes the mouse. It's a great game to play indoors on a rainy day, or outdoors at a picnic!
Adapted with permission from 101 Cool Pool Games for Children: Fun and Fitness for Swimmers of All Level's by Kim Rodomista and Robin Patterson. Hunter House Publishers (2006).

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