Hare Hop Game
York Adams Area Council
Equipment: Per team: 1
pair of rabbit ears (made from cardboard, cotton and wire attached to a hat);
1 small balloon and 1 large balloon for each member; lots of string; 1 chair
for each team.
Divide the group into teams of
six. Line up each team in straight lines at one end of the playing area.
Place the chairs, one for each team, at the opposite end of the playing area.
On 'Go', the first player of
each team dons the rabbit ears, while his teammates blow up one small and one
large balloon. One long piece of string is tied to the small balloon. The
first player then ties the string around his waist, with the balloon hanging
from behind, to represent his tail. He hugs the large balloon to his tummy, to
represent the fluffy underside of a bunny. Then, with his ears and his two
balloons, he hops down to the chair, hugs the large balloon until it breaks,
and sits on his 'tail' until the small balloon breaks.
When both balloons have burst,
he hops back to the team where he gives the ears to the second player. The
fun is helping each rabbit get 'dressed' and in cheering each bunny on. The
relay ends when all bunnies have lost their tummies and tails.
Equipment: Pencil and
paper for each Cub
Give all the Cubs a slip of
paper - each the same size and shape as the others. Then ask everyone to write
a short sentence of four or five words. The words should be written plainly
and should not be shown to any other person. Then instruct them to fold their
papers and bring them to someone previously selected to act as the 'guardian'.
No one, not even the guardian, should attempt to read the papers, still
folded. As you gravely close your eyes, place the folded paper against your
forehead and remain a moment in deep thought. Then call out any sentence that
has occurred to you and as who wrote it. One of the Cubs, who is an
accomplice, and who did not write a sentence, admits authorship of the
sentence. Then unfold the paper, apparently to verify his announcement (and
read the sentence to yourself). Then place the paper in your left hand and ask
the guardian for another. Repeat the same preliminaries and then call out the
words written on the previous paper, which you have had the opportunity to
read. This will be a bona fide answer and one of the Cubs will have to admit
to writing the sentence. Keep the performance up in this manner until all the
player's slips of paper have been read.
In order for the trick to be
successful, the accomplice must be careful to conceal from the audience the
fact that he has no include a sentence in the collection given to the
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