Suggested Family Activities: Duck Duck Goose

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Suggested Family Activities: Duck Duck Goose

If you can find enough players this weekend, another classic game to try out is Duck, Duck, Goose.  All players start off sitting in a circle on the floor.  One person is picked to start off the game as the Tapper.  The Tapper walks around the outside of the circle and lightly taps each seated player on the head, saying “Duck” with each tap until he or she randomly decides to tap someone and say, “Goose!”  The Goose runs around the circle after the Tapper, who tries to get to the Goose’s vacated spot in the circle and sit down before the Goose tags him or her.  If the Goose does not catch the Tapper before he or she sits in the vacated spot, then the Goose becomes the Tapper and the game begins again.  If the Goose manages to catch and tag the Tapper before he or she sits down, then the Tapper is “it” again for the next round.  (Another variation is to always pick a new player to be the Tapper after every round.)

Our activity packets this week have a great handout that shows you what tracks different farm animals make when they walk on the ground.  Do you think you can tell the difference between a goose’s track and a chicken’s?  Get one of our packets today and test your knowledge!

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