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