Sneaky Snakes

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Sneaky Snakes

What's involved?

A skipping game for younger children or for children unable to skip. This is a useful playground game but does require adult supervision.

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What's required?

You need 6 or more players and a long rope

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How to play:

Two children are chosen to hold an end of the rope each.

Crouching down they swing the rope side to side along the ground. The rope should look now like a slithering snake sneaking across the ground.

The other children now take turns to jump across the snake making sure they don’t touch it.

If a child touches the snake they must change places with one of the children holding the rope.

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Optional rhyme:

Child or children about to cross the snake chant:

Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky snake,
I'm too fast for you, silly old snake!

Children holding the ropes reply:

I'm more sneaky, than you think,
I will get you, as quick as a blink!

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Sneaky Snakes

Sneaky Snakes

A printable version of this game.

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