Grade level: K-4
Game Description: Old Grey Cat is a great game for younger students. It’s a fleeing and chasing game with a chant that will get stuck in your head and annoy you for the rest of the day: ‘We are weak little birds way up in a tree, you’re an old grey cat and you can’t catch me’.
- Players form a circle holding hands. Those are the ‘birds’.
- One player is chosen to stand in the middle. That player is the ‘old grey cat’.
- The birds start rotating in a direction around the old grey cat. As they rotate, they say this chant: ‘We are weak little birds way up in a tree, you’re an old grey cat and you can’t catch me’.
- Once the chant is finished, the birds let go of eachothers hands and RUN because the cat will now chase them.
- If the cat chases and tags someone, that person is the new cat.
- If no one is tagged, the teacher chooses a new cat.
- Play a new round. And again, and again.