What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?

The all-time classic revisited!

Game Type: Study Break

Recommended Ages: 5 and up

Number Of Players: Whole class

Equipment Required: Nil

Where To Play: Indoors or outdoors

Duration: 10 minutes


To avoid being eaten by the wolf of course.

How To Play

Step One: Assign one player to be Mr Wolf. That person stands apart from the group e.g. against a wall, in a corner.

Step Two: All the other players stand a good distance away from Mr Wolf. This is your starting line.

Step Three: The other players say (in unison), “What’s the time Mr Wolf?” Mr Wolf should respond with a time, and the other players have to move that number of steps. For example, if Mr Wolf says 5 o’clock, everyone has to move 5 steps.

Step Five: Everyone continues to do this until Mr Wolf shouts, “Lunchtime!” At this point, everyone has to run behind the starting line before Mr Wolf can tag him or her. If Mr Wolf tags someone, they become the next Mr Wolf.


Thank you to Zain Al-Abedeen Omar Mahdi Lafta Mahdi Al-Saadi for sharing this great game!

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