Cross the Moat

Cross the Moat

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Mark two lines in the grass or play area approximately 20 feet apart.

At the Party:

  1. Pick one player to be the "dragon" of the "moat," and have this player stand in the middle of the play area.
  2. The other players are "princes" and "princesses," and they should stand behind one of the lines marking the play area.
  3. To start the game, the dragon yells, "Try and cross!"
  4. All of the princes and princesses must then try to run across the moat, past the opposite line without being tagged by the dragon.
  5. Any prince or princess the dragon tags must become part of the dragon's tail by joining hands with the dragon or any other players in the dragon's tail.
  6. All players that have become part of the tail must run with the dragon to catch the remaining players.
  7. The last player to be caught is the winner and can be the next dragon.