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Doggy, Doggy, Where’s Your Bone?

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Doggy, Doggy, Where’s Your Bone?

This is a fun and simple game where each child will become a "dog" and guess who has got their bone. 

Materials Required:

  • Doggy’s bone

What To Do:

  • Make the children sit in a circle.
  • Choose one child as the doggy. They need to sit in the middle of the circle, blindfolded.
  • Now take the doggy bone and give it to another child sitting in the circle. Ask them to hide it behind him.
  • Ask all the children to place their hands behind them.
  • Sing together – "Doggy, Doggy, where’s your bone? Somebody stole it from your home. Guess who took your bone? Maybe the monkeys from the zoo. Wake up doggy, find your bone".
  • As you finish this rhyme, you can open the blindfold of the child and then they should guess who has the bone.
  • The doggy gets 3 guesses.
  • If they guess it right, the child with the bone becomes the next doggy. Else, the same child continues.

Hints and Tips:

  • Children may not be able to sing the song initially. They will get it as they play.
  • If you don’t have a doggy’s bone, you can use any other object that can be imagined as the doggy’s bone.
  • You could try making a bone using styrofoam/cardboard.
  • Encourage the doggy to guess the child by their name. In this way, the children get to know the names of their peers.
  • This game builds the socializing skills of a child, as they interact and communicate with each other.
  • This game can be played indoors and outdoors.
  • This is a quick group game to play which is easy to do. 

Preschool Inspirations

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Large Group (5 or more)
  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Music and Movement
  • Games Categories: Gross Motor Skills, Party Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3
Created On January 10, 2023 Last modified on Tuesday, January 10, 2023
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