Hey Mr Crocodile

Hey Mr Crocodile John Morgan

A group chasing game based on selected "conditions".

Materials Needed:

  • Group of children.
  • Large space for running.

What to do:

  • Choose a child to be Mr Crocodile.
  • The rest of the children line up on the other side of the pretend “river”.
  • They then begin to ask Mr Crocodile if they can cross the river (by saying a rhyme).
  • HEY MR CROCODILE, CAN WE CROSS THE RIVER, TO SEE YOUR LOVELY DAUGHTER, FLOATING IN THE WATER, LIKE A CUP AND SAUCER.
  • Mr Crocodile replies “yes” but with a condition:
  • YES, IF YOU ARE WEARING RED! (or black, pink,blue,depending on what colour clothes the children are wearing etc).
  • The child or children Mr Crocodile pick try and run across the other side of the "river" before being caught by Mr Crocodile.
  • When a child is caught by Mr Crocodile it is their turn to be Mr Crocodile.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of children running across the river children can do another action such as crawl, jump, hop etc.
  • Great game for outdoor play!

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    For a 3 year old child:

    - Walks heal to toe.
    - Runs with flat foot action.
    - Sings simple songs.
    - Participates in games.
    - Takes tuns and shares.
    - Interactively plays with another child.
    - Participates in group time.

    For a 4 year old child:

    - Runs with good arm-leg coordination.
    - Performs before a group.
    - Uses many different words.
    - Participates during group experiences.
    - Takes part in large group activities.
    - Plays with other children.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Dramatic Play
  • Interest Areas: Outdoor Area
  • Games Categories: Outdoor Games, Party Games, Pretend Play Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO1 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Identity

    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care empathy and respect

    LO2 - Children Are Connected With And Contribute To Their World

    2.3 Children become aware of fairness

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

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Last modified on Friday, June 19, 2015
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