Burglar Burglar!

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Burglar Burglar!

What's involved?

A fun circle chase game useful as a warm up or movement activity. Once taught it is easy game for children to organise during play time.

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What's required?

You need 10 or more players but no equipment is required.

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How to play:

Players form a circle

One child is chosen to be the 'burglar'.

The 'burglar' walks around the circle chanting:

I am a burglar sneaking round at night,
If one of yous a policeman, you'll give me a fright.

On the word 'fright' the burglar immediately taps the shoulder of one of the children in the circle.

The child tagged then chases the burglar once around the circle calling: 'Burglar! Burglar!'

If the burglar is caught then they join the circle.

If the burglar gets all the way round without being caught then they have another go.

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Variations:

Players can stand or sit to make it harder or easier to catch the burglar.

The burglar has to hop on one foot rather than run when being chased

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Burglar Burglar!

Cat and Mouse

A printable version of this game.

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