Mouth of the Shark

 
Mouth of the Shark


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What You'll Need:

  • 1 Large Cardboard Box (i.e. big enough for kids to crawl through)
  • An X-Acto Knife or Scissors
  • A Dark Blue Marker
  • A CD player
  • A CD of Children's Songs

Preparation:
  1. Cut openings on either side of the cardboard box so that the children can walk or crawl through it.
  2. Draw a shark on both of the uncut sides of the box with the mouth facing one opening and the tail facing the other.

At the Party:
  1. Line the children up, one behind the other, in front of the shark.
  2. Station an adult by the CD player to start and stop the music randomly.
  3. When the music starts playing, the first of your "little fish" crawls through the mouth of the shark and out the back.
  4. The next child in line follows the first, and so on until the music is stopped.
  5. The child who is in the shark's mouth when the music stops is caught.
  6. The child who is caught is out for the remainder of the game. Continue playing until only one child remains in the game and is named the winner.