The Homeless Rabbit is an exciting chasing and fleeing game to be played outside on a hot summer day and is a hit amongst younger players.
Without any doubt, it works great as an icebreaker, since the kids will have to start interacting with each other. This game will also improve kids responding actions and physical development.
Features of the Homeless Rabbit Game
|★ Game Name||Homeless Rabbit|
|★ Group size||medium to large|
|★ Age||kids and teens|
|★ Skill||running / reaction|
|★ Place||outdoor or indoor (gym)|
|★ Time||up to 5 – 15 min|
|★ Materials||yes (a piece of chalk or hula hoops)|
Aim of the Game
The game’s goal is simple – the Hunter has to catch the Homeless Rabbit that can hide in multiply burrows where it can be safe for some time.
The game is a little bit wild. Because there are no winners or losers, it provides each and every kid with a lot of opportunities to take on chasing roles as well as fleeing roles.
Group Size and Age
The Homeless Rabbit game is an active icebreaker game that can work with a variety of group sizes.
Although it can work for small groups of 5 players, the game is ideal for medium and large groups.
The game can be played by anyone from the ages 6 and above, however, younger children may require adult supervision for safety.
Preparation and Materials
As with most chasing and fleeing games, ensure you have plenty of space, so kids can run around freely.
You will also need to draw circles (burrows or safe-zones) on the ground for all the players except two. Instead of drawing circles, it is possible to use other objects that will be considered as burrows.
Always remember to remove any sharp or unsafe objects around before playing to avoid someone stepping on them accidentally.
How to Play Homeless Rabbit
- To start the game, nominate one person to be the Hunter.
- Then get all of the other kids to inter the circles, so we get one player (Rabbit) that does not have the circle (safe-zone).
- Once the Hunter says “Rabbit!”, the Rabbit starts running away from the Hunter.
- To get safe from the Hunter, the Rabbit can enter any circle (safe-zone). However, it will automatically make another player the Homeless Rabbit, so the process repeats.
- If the Hunter catches the Homeless Rabbit, then the Homeless Rabbit becomes the next Hunter.
This is a high energy and fun group game for kids to play! It will get them moving and having fun while improving speed, coordination, and change of directions.